ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Halloween Party By Firefighters

Updated on September 27, 2013

Welcome To The Halloween Party!

The Halloween Party at the firehouse is all about Firefighters celebrating Halloween with all the members of their community. Welcoming babies, kids of all ages and their grown ups to an unbelievable few hours packed with costumes, candy, hot dogs and fire truck rides.

It's a day of DJ music rock and roll thriller songs and party games. The fire house is filled with orange and black balloons, children in costumes, adults meeting up with friends and family, a real coming together of community leaders, neighbors and firefighters.

Over 500 people attend this Halloween Party every year. And it's free. It's Open House Welcome. And the firefighters and our sponsors are what makes it happen.

I cannot tell you how proud I am to be part of this amazing community Halloween Party for the last 19 years. Welcome, let me introduce you to the big event.

Halloween Party Photos On Our Website
Halloween Party Photos On Our Website

The Fire Station gets crowded packed with more than 500 adults, children and babies sharing snacks, meeting friends and dancing the Monster Mash, playing Limbo, showing off their moves for the DJ and swirl, prance and enjoy their Halloween costumes.

Don't worry though, there is plenty of room for everyone. Usually the area houses our two fire engines, a quint fire truck and an aerial tower, utility and tons of equipment that was put away for the day for safety's sake.

Halloween Sparky the Fire Dog
Halloween Sparky the Fire Dog

The firehouse has been opening it's big doors and inviting the community to party with us on Halloween since 1995.It was our way to say Thank You to the community by spending some time with our local children and setting aside donations, emergencies and fires (hopefully!) and our residents everyday busy lives by inviting them over for some free party fun. It was a success from the very first party!

Chief Barry Rashkin has made sure this community tradition is still success today and is able to do it every Halloween with the backing of his Fire Dept who get involved from contacting sponsors for donations, printing up fliers, shopping for the big event, cleaning and cleaning and did I mention cleaning the firehouse, decorating and finally on the big day, being there to serve over 600 people a year hot dogs, candy, cookies, popcorn, dancing with the DJ, fire truck rides and treats for everyone who attends.

We not only volunteer to fight fires, attend training courses, rescue cats from trees, put new batteries in smoke detectors, we also step forward and volunteer to make sure a couple of hours before Halloween are free, fun and safe for our community friends and families. For some children, this is the only Halloween Party they will ever get to attend. Families in our community on a tight financial budget know it's not easy to come up with admission fees for parties and our party is always free.

The party is a great alternative for families who do not want their children to go Trick or Treating. It's a great way for the whole family to spend some time at a party getting to know their firefighters, enjoying the music and dancing, free treats and drinks and goodies and enjoy a family fire truck ride too.

Halloween Candy Favorites

Halloween candy is a hit at every party including our firehouse party where we buy candy in bulk size bags and packages. All the money for the candy and cookies, hot dogs, popcorn and everything is donated by local businesses who really care about the kids in our community. More than a few dollars come out of my own pocket when there aren't any donations left, but it's worth every penny for our party.

The Magic Of Children

Firehouse Princesses and Costume Fun
Firehouse Princesses and Costume Fun

Halloween magic is nothing compared to the amazing, incredible magical children that come to party with us. They are princesses, pirates, soldiers and ladybugs. East Windsor Fire #2 transforms into a magical world of teddy bears and monsters, elephants and fairies.

The children are the twinkling stars of the party shining awe, happiness and joy that is the true treat for us to share. They dance with their friends, share cookies with their family and smile like the sunshine when the fire truck rolls in for their turn on board.

Halloween Kids Time - They Rock The Party!

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Princesses lead the show with tambourines and favors provided by the DJRocking beautiful babies dancing to the beat keeps everyone smiling and on their feetDancing with joy to the beat of her feet our animal lovers are not only cuddly kids but just so adorable tooEven Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and Toto too stopped by to party down the Yellow Brick Road with usFirefighter kids always have a special place at the firehouse party and always seem to find some water to splash around in too (just like our firefighters LOL)
Princesses lead the show with tambourines and favors provided by the DJ
Princesses lead the show with tambourines and favors provided by the DJ
Rocking beautiful babies dancing to the beat keeps everyone smiling and on their feet
Rocking beautiful babies dancing to the beat keeps everyone smiling and on their feet
Dancing with joy to the beat of her feet our animal lovers are not only cuddly kids but just so adorable too
Dancing with joy to the beat of her feet our animal lovers are not only cuddly kids but just so adorable too
Even Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and Toto too stopped by to party down the Yellow Brick Road with us
Even Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and Toto too stopped by to party down the Yellow Brick Road with us
Firefighter kids always have a special place at the firehouse party and always seem to find some water to splash around in too (just like our firefighters LOL)
Firefighter kids always have a special place at the firehouse party and always seem to find some water to splash around in too (just like our firefighters LOL)

Halloween Treats and Hot Dogs! - Candy and Cookies and Lollipops, Oh My

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Who doesn't love Halloween cupcakes decked out in frosting and sugar candies and fall colors! The kids love cupcakes and well, so do the firefighters.Pile on the Happy Halloween trick or treats in cups, on napkins and served fresh by our firefighters and fire dept membersThe main Halloween Party buffet is right here in the truck bay loaded with hot dogs and buns generously donated every year.Bowls of candy, trays of cookies and cups of popcorn are kept filled and ready for kids of all ages thanks to our generous sponsors.Halloween lollipops are always a big hit with the children and more than one adult is seen with a lollipop sticking out of their mouth tooHalloween Party food is serious business and our volunteers are keeping the hot dogs warm and the cookies flowingHalloween candy individually wrapped to eat now or take home for later along with trays and trays and trays of cookies.
Who doesn't love Halloween cupcakes decked out in frosting and sugar candies and fall colors! The kids love cupcakes and well, so do the firefighters.
Who doesn't love Halloween cupcakes decked out in frosting and sugar candies and fall colors! The kids love cupcakes and well, so do the firefighters.
Pile on the Happy Halloween trick or treats in cups, on napkins and served fresh by our firefighters and fire dept members
Pile on the Happy Halloween trick or treats in cups, on napkins and served fresh by our firefighters and fire dept members
The main Halloween Party buffet is right here in the truck bay loaded with hot dogs and buns generously donated every year.
The main Halloween Party buffet is right here in the truck bay loaded with hot dogs and buns generously donated every year.
Bowls of candy, trays of cookies and cups of popcorn are kept filled and ready for kids of all ages thanks to our generous sponsors.
Bowls of candy, trays of cookies and cups of popcorn are kept filled and ready for kids of all ages thanks to our generous sponsors.
Halloween lollipops are always a big hit with the children and more than one adult is seen with a lollipop sticking out of their mouth too
Halloween lollipops are always a big hit with the children and more than one adult is seen with a lollipop sticking out of their mouth too
Halloween Party food is serious business and our volunteers are keeping the hot dogs warm and the cookies flowing
Halloween Party food is serious business and our volunteers are keeping the hot dogs warm and the cookies flowing
Halloween candy individually wrapped to eat now or take home for later along with trays and trays and trays of cookies.
Halloween candy individually wrapped to eat now or take home for later along with trays and trays and trays of cookies.

The Halloween Party Will Go On! - Rain or Shine or Sleet or Snow

Click thumbnail to view full-size
The Halloween party couldn't be dampened by the beginning of a Nor'easter that was still two states away one year!Skies above were looking threatening but hardly anyone noticed and the weather held out for another successful Halloween Party.  That night it rained like crazy!The Halloween Party 2011 was greeted with early morning snow from midnight on the night before.  Firefighters were down at the station at 6 AM shoveling, sanding and putting down salt while the Twin Rivers Trust came and plowed out the parking area aAll the brave and determined guests wait patient in the rain with their umbrellas for their fire truck ride.  Nothing washes away the spirit when it comes to a fire truck!The Halloween Party most years is a beautiful Fall day with a little bit of chill in the air but nothing a light jacket or long sleeve t-shirt under the kids costumes can't take care of.
The Halloween party couldn't be dampened by the beginning of a Nor'easter that was still two states away one year!
The Halloween party couldn't be dampened by the beginning of a Nor'easter that was still two states away one year!
Skies above were looking threatening but hardly anyone noticed and the weather held out for another successful Halloween Party.  That night it rained like crazy!
Skies above were looking threatening but hardly anyone noticed and the weather held out for another successful Halloween Party. That night it rained like crazy!
The Halloween Party 2011 was greeted with early morning snow from midnight on the night before.  Firefighters were down at the station at 6 AM shoveling, sanding and putting down salt while the Twin Rivers Trust came and plowed out the parking area a
The Halloween Party 2011 was greeted with early morning snow from midnight on the night before. Firefighters were down at the station at 6 AM shoveling, sanding and putting down salt while the Twin Rivers Trust came and plowed out the parking area a
All the brave and determined guests wait patient in the rain with their umbrellas for their fire truck ride.  Nothing washes away the spirit when it comes to a fire truck!
All the brave and determined guests wait patient in the rain with their umbrellas for their fire truck ride. Nothing washes away the spirit when it comes to a fire truck!
The Halloween Party most years is a beautiful Fall day with a little bit of chill in the air but nothing a light jacket or long sleeve t-shirt under the kids costumes can't take care of.
The Halloween Party most years is a beautiful Fall day with a little bit of chill in the air but nothing a light jacket or long sleeve t-shirt under the kids costumes can't take care of.
Halloween Party Planners
Halloween Party Planners

Some of our firefighters and fire dept leaders look young in years but they are old and wise in experience. Not just on fire calls but years of Halloween Planning experience.

Cindy our photographer has more years of Halloween party event planning experience and know how than anyone else in the firehouse. Involved in everything from budgeting, finances and signing on sponsors, to choreographing sign ups and coordinating truck rides and making sure advertising print fliers are picked up, hung up and handed out.

It's amazing how much is involved and how many details there are but thanks to Cindy, every party is even more successful than the last one.

DJ Rock Stars and Sparky the Fire Dog - Sparky The Party Animal Fire Dude

Sparky and The DJ
Sparky and The DJ

Thank goodness the DJ lucks out every year and Sparky the Fire Dog jumps in to help them rock the party out. Sparky loves dancing and really gets the kids hop, skip and jumping to the beat.

When he isn't helping the DJ up at the microphone he is dancing around the floor with grown ups and children and has been known to get our VIP's twirling along with him.

Firefighter Sparky our dalmatian is quite the Party Animal!

Fire Truck Rides - Halloween Hit Favorite Event!

Click thumbnail to view full-size
You don't have to be a kid to love a fire truck ride and East Windsor Councilman Marc Lippman gets to be the engine's officer on this ride outBuckle up for safety and fun every Halloween we promise a great ride to everyone who wants one.
You don't have to be a kid to love a fire truck ride and East Windsor Councilman Marc Lippman gets to be the engine's officer on this ride out
You don't have to be a kid to love a fire truck ride and East Windsor Councilman Marc Lippman gets to be the engine's officer on this ride out
Buckle up for safety and fun every Halloween we promise a great ride to everyone who wants one.
Buckle up for safety and fun every Halloween we promise a great ride to everyone who wants one.

Halloween Family Fun - For Everyone

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Fire Chief Barry Rashkin and Mayor Janice Mironov
Fire Chief Barry Rashkin and Mayor Janice Mironov

Fire Chief Barry Rashkin has commanded dozens of large scale fire scenes, handled emergencies and motor vehicle accidents, brush and vehicle fires involving dozens of firefighters and resources involving fire depts from three local counties surrounding us and holds advanced certification training in Incident Command.

But try coordinating command and control over not only dozens of firefighters but hundreds of children and adults and that's when the party really begins. Thanks to the Chiefs throughout the years for being involved in the Halloween party from the planning and coordination of events, preparation of the fire apparatus and the fire station and for keeping the party safe and awesome!

In the photo Fire Chief Barry Rashkin and Township Mayor Janice Mironov who is always on hand along with our council members to help make our party a success.

Halloween Hay Ride

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Thanks to Tom Curry the Physical Properties Manager and his Staff of Twin Rivers Community the Halloween hay ride is one of the most popular events at the party.Children in costumes and happy parents get to take a scenic hay ride around the areaThe Twin Rivers Hay Ride and the first responding fire engine are ready to go!Halloween hay ride in action.
Thanks to Tom Curry the Physical Properties Manager and his Staff of Twin Rivers Community the Halloween hay ride is one of the most popular events at the party.
Thanks to Tom Curry the Physical Properties Manager and his Staff of Twin Rivers Community the Halloween hay ride is one of the most popular events at the party.
Children in costumes and happy parents get to take a scenic hay ride around the area
Children in costumes and happy parents get to take a scenic hay ride around the area
The Twin Rivers Hay Ride and the first responding fire engine are ready to go!
The Twin Rivers Hay Ride and the first responding fire engine are ready to go!
Halloween hay ride in action.
Halloween hay ride in action.

VIP Halloween Visitors

Mayor Janice Mironov and Council Members
Mayor Janice Mironov and Council Members

We are always so happy East Windsor Township Mayor Janice Mironov and Council Members Hector Duke, Alan Rosenberg and Marc Lippman drop by the Halloween Party to add to our community spirit.

When We Say The Whole Family.... - We Really Mean The Whole Family Is Welcome!

Click thumbnail to view full-size
We have had all kinds of visitors to our Open House Halloween Party.  Even the family goat can dress up as a pretty cool poodle with the right Halloween costume.Even the bumble bees are buzzing about the funTrick or treat everyone is in for some Halloween puppy fun
We have had all kinds of visitors to our Open House Halloween Party.  Even the family goat can dress up as a pretty cool poodle with the right Halloween costume.
We have had all kinds of visitors to our Open House Halloween Party. Even the family goat can dress up as a pretty cool poodle with the right Halloween costume.
Even the bumble bees are buzzing about the fun
Even the bumble bees are buzzing about the fun
Trick or treat everyone is in for some Halloween puppy fun
Trick or treat everyone is in for some Halloween puppy fun
Thanks To Fire Chief Barry Rashkin
Thanks To Fire Chief Barry Rashkin

Fire Chief Barry Rashkin has been an avid supporter of the annual Halloween Party and has kept the tradition alive, the firefighters enthusiastic and works as hard as everyone else if not harder to get the donations, clean up the building and make sure that everyone at the Halloween Party is having the best time ever.

We are lucky to have a Chief so involved in all aspects of our community

Twin Rivers Community Trust Association

Twin Rivers Community East Windsor, NJ
Twin Rivers Community East Windsor, NJ

Although we are located and serve the entire Eastern portion of East Windsor Township in NJ, our fire station is located in a wonderful community called Twin Rivers. The Twin Rivers Homeowners Association has been the Fire Company's friend and partnered with us making sure every year the Halloween Party is truly a success for every boy and girl.

They sponsor us in so many ways and stand right there with us as we serve hot dogs, blow up balloons and greet visitors from far and wide.

Thank You To Our Friends and Associates at Twin Rivers. We truly couldn't do it without you.

K & S Farms East Windsor, NJ - Field Of Terror Thank You Sharon and Kevin!

K&S Farms  Field Of Terror
K&S Farms Field Of Terror

FIELD OF TERROR!

Sharon and Kevin Kyle of K & S Farms has been one of our biggest supporters and that's totally fitting for a Halloween Party because they are the Masters of the biggest, scariest Field Of Terror haunted hayride, corn maze and haunted house open every October in East Windsor, NJ. In fact the 2011 East Windsor Fire House Halloween Party never would have happened if it wasn't for Sharon and Kevin!

By day they are family fun Halloween hay rides:

But at night starting in September and continuing through the end of October, prepare for zombies, monsters, screams and even fireworks!

ShopRite East Windsor, NJ

ShopRite East Windsor, NJ
ShopRite East Windsor, NJ

ShopRite of East Windsor and Manager Michael McDonald has provided 100's and 100's and hundreds of hot dogs and buns over the years for the East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company #2 Halloween Party.

We can never thank them enough for their delicious support of this unbelievable community event!

WAWA East Windsor, NJ

WaWa East Windsor, NJ
WaWa East Windsor, NJ

Thank you WAWA for donating thousands of juice boxes and drinks over the years to our Halloween Party!

Thank You To All Of Our Sponsors!
Thank You To All Of Our Sponsors!

Halloween Party Sponsors

Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!

We seriously could not hold the Halloween Party without our sponsors. Because we are a 100% volunteer fire dept we do ask our community residents to donate through the year with boot drives, fund drive mailings and special evens to help us raise money for firefighter gear, boots, equipment and money that goes solely to the needs of the fire dept. No money that is raised ever goes to our firefighters personally. We do not use any of the funds to throw parties or pay administrators. All fund drive money is used only for equipment and training.

For our Halloween Party we ask our sponsors to support this community wide event so that the kids can come and enjoy a safe and fun Halloween event at the fire station. All donations for this event go towards cookies and candy. We have to pay the DJ who always gives us a nice break because it's really all about the kids. And our sponsors come through in many different ways.

Some donate money so that we can pay for the goodies and extras. Some donate goods and that really helps. We have gotten donations of brand new beautiful stuffed animals to give out to every child, our local 7-11 donates the ketchup and mustard and napkins and cups, ShopRite always donates the hot dogs and buns, WaWa helps us out with hundreds of drink boxes for the kids. K&S Farms donation to us one year is the only reason we could move ahead with the party because things were just so financially tight we couldn't have done it without them and their support. The Twin Rivers Community Association has been supporters in every way helping us fund events, donating their time and energy and helping us advertise the big day too.

To be honest, even though every one of our firefighters and members are volunteer and never receive any pay, many years we have taken money out of our own pockets personally to ensure we have had enough of what we need every year.

Thank you for the pumpkins and the corn stalks and the Fall mums. Thank you for your gracious support from all of the firefighters and all of the children!

Halloween Party By East Windsor Firefighters October 2012

East Windsor Fire Company #2 Halloween Party
East Windsor Fire Company #2 Halloween Party

This year's Halloween Party has been announced and our firefighters are already busy getting ready for the party. This year we even have a Facebook page, donations of hot dogs and buns, juice boxes for the kids and generous donation that allowed us to book the DJ have all come in.

K&S Farms will be donating the pumpkins, corn stalks and autumn mums so the spirit of the season will be in full bloom at East Windsor Fire #2.

New Guestbook Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @quicpost: Thank you so much for stopping by!

    • profile image

      quicpost 

      5 years ago

      Thank you for a most wonderful article-Happy Halloween!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @Jack2205: Thank you so much for Blessing our Firefighter Halloween Party, I will share the blessing this weekend with all at our 2012 Halloween Party!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @makemoneyonline5: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and for visiting our Halloween Firefighter Party!

    • makemoneyonline5 profile image

      makemoneyonline5 

      5 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD!!! I can see why, brilliant lens.. well done :)

    • Srena44 profile image

      Srena44 

      5 years ago

      great lens

    • Jack2205 profile image

      Jack 

      5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD.

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @Heidi Vincent: Thank you for your congratulations and for Liking our lens

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @DebMartin: Thank you! Photos of Halloween 2012 after this Saturday! Thanks for liking my lens and taking the time to stop by

    • Heidi Vincent profile image

      Heidi Vincent 

      5 years ago from GRENADA

      Congratulations on winning the Lens of The Day (LOTD)!!!

    • profile image

      DebMartin 

      5 years ago

      Firefighters, you Rock!

    • profile image

      DebMartin 

      5 years ago

      Firefighters, you Rock!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @weakbond: Thank you!

    • profile image

      kayla_harris 

      5 years ago

      Wow, nice Halloween party by firefighters!

    • weakbond profile image

      Nnadi bonaventure Chima 

      5 years ago from Johanesburg

      Wonderful pictures by firefighters. congrats on LOTD

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @happynutritionist: Thank you for your congratulations, go New Jersey! By the way love your nutrition lenses I'm always into sharing more about keeping us healthy and fit!

    • profile image

      happynutritionist 

      5 years ago

      This is just wonderful..great pictures...congrats on the LOTD from a fellow New Jerseyer up here in the northern part of the state.

    • ConnieGreen LM profile image

      ConnieGreen LM 

      5 years ago

      Lots of fun! This is an excellent way to give back to the community.

    • profile image

      miaponzo 

      5 years ago

      That looks like the most fun community ever! Blessed!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @DLeighAlexander: Thank you for your Angel Blessing, I will share it with all my firefighters and the children at our next Halloween Party!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @NightMagic: Thank you so much for your congratulations and your lovely comment too!

    • MaureenCee profile image

      MaureenCee 

      5 years ago

      This looks like top fun but it would be a bit of a hike for me to get there so I'll just have to enjoy this lens and hope you all have as enjoyable a time this year as you have in the past and thank you for the invitation.

    • NightMagic profile image

      NightMagic 

      5 years ago

      What a nice thing to do for the community. Congrats on the LotD.

    • DLeighAlexander profile image

      DLeighAlexander 

      5 years ago

      Great lens! Congratulations on LOTD! Happy Halloween ~angel blessed :)

    • sjewula profile image

      sjewula 

      5 years ago

      That is very cool!

    • Scotties-Rock profile image

      Clairissa 

      5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Looks like everyone had a great time!

    • Cari Kay 11 profile image

      Kay 

      5 years ago

      Looks like fun! Enjoyed the photos. Thanks!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @Elyn MacInnis: Thank you so much for your SquidAngel blessings especially since it's just days before Halloween Party 2012, I will take that as a good luck sign for all the fun the kids will be have!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @KimGiancaterino: Thank you so much! It is an extra special compliment and blessing coming from you, I think your lenses were some of the first I read and I was inspired to try my hand at Squidoo! Thank you so much!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @candy47: Thank you for your congrats and for stopping by our lens

    • geterdone6 profile image

      geterdone6 

      5 years ago

      Great Job! Looked like a fun time had by all.

    • profile image

      rayIpod 

      5 years ago

      you guys are the best theres asome

    • KateH2 profile image

      KateH2 

      5 years ago

      It sounds like a great day and a fab way to get involved with the community. Great lens!

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      What a fun time for your community! Thanks for a great lens and congratuations on Lens of the Day!

    • profile image

      candy47 

      5 years ago

      Looks like it was a fun day for everyone! Congratulations on Lens of the Day :)

    • Elyn MacInnis profile image

      Elyn MacInnis 

      5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      You are doing such a wonderful thing for the community. And especially for the kids. If I am ever nearby, I will certainly come! Congratulations to you on LOTD and SquidAngel blessings raining on you and your whole community.

    • KimGiancaterino profile image

      KimGiancaterino 

      5 years ago

      Firefighters are heroes in every way. Congratulations on a well-deserved LOTD!

    • LadyFlashman profile image

      LadyFlashman 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      This looks like an amazing party! I wish I didn't live in the UK, then I would come! Congrats on LOTD, very well deserved!

    • Mary Stephenson profile image

      Mary Stephenson 

      5 years ago from California

      What a lovely community to be a part of. It sounds like so much fun.

    • profile image

      faye durham 

      5 years ago

      This is really great! Thumbs up to the Fire Department for organizing this and Congrats on LOTD.

    • Lisa-Marie-Mary profile image

      Lisa-Marie-Mary 

      5 years ago

      What a fantastic event! I'm so glad you shared it with us in this great lens - lots of awesome pics!

    • SusanDeppner profile image

      Susan Deppner 

      5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      What a fabulous community event! Love it! Congratulations on your Lens of the Day!

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Wonderful people.

    • profile image

      poutine 

      5 years ago

      It looks like so much fun for everyone.

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @agungsolusi: Thank you for your Congratulations and thanks for stopping by to visit us!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @DeeHayes: Thank you for your congratulations and thanks so much for visiting our Firefighter Halloween Party lens!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @SteveKaye: Thank you for stopping by to visit our Firefighter Halloween lens!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: Thank you so much for your Congratulations and for stopping by to visit our Firefighters and Kids Halloween Party lens!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you for your congratulations and for your wonderful comments!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @Dressage Husband: The party does keep us involved with the community especially the kids who really bond to us! Thank you for your congratulations and for stopping by

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @Faye Rutledge: Thank you Partybuzz for your congratulations and for visiting our Firefighters Halloween Party Lens

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @delia-delia: Thank you, thank you so much for your Blessing on our Firefighters and Children and for advocating all things fun and safer for kids everywhere!

    • profile image

      SteveKaye 

      5 years ago

      Thanks to the local fire department for organizing this event.

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      That is truly excellent! Love to see for real community involvement. Congratulations on getting LotD!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @soaringsis: Thank you so much for your congratulations and wonderful comments!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @greencurator: A great time and thank you for visiting our lens

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: Thank you for your congratulations and thanks so much for visiting our lens

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @Alessandro Zambon: Thank you for your wonderful comment and for visiting our Firefighter Halloween Party lens

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @SpannerMontanna: Thank you so much for visiting and LIKING my lens too, my best advice to new writers on Squidoo is to read the forums and blogs and wonderful information that is shared, I am still learning but the best thing Squidoo convinced me to do is write what I know about, care about and want to share! Good luck and I look forward to visiting your lenses too..

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @Jogalog: It is lots of fun, anytime you happen to stop by the USA look us up and I promise you some fun fire truck rides!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @VspaBotanicals: Thank you and thank you for stopping by!

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Great lens - congratulations - I am very impressed. I wish they would do that at some Toronto fire halls! The kids looked awesome. Happy Squidoo-ing and stay safe at work!

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 

      5 years ago

      What a fun celebration! Congrats on LOTD!

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 

      5 years ago

      What a fun celebration! Congrats on LOTD!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @lewisgirl: Thank you for your congratulations and thanks so much for visiting my firefighters!

    • Alessandro Zambon profile image

      Alessandro Zamboni 

      5 years ago from Italy

      My congratulations to this local Fire Department, for making a wonderful party for families and kids as well. It's great what you do everyday.

    • greencurator profile image

      greencurator 

      5 years ago

      Looks like they had a great time. The good memories of the Halloween party was captured in this lens.

    • SpannerMontanna profile image

      Neil Spencer 

      5 years ago from uk

      This is a great lens and I have clicked on the like button for you. Please check out my lenses as I'm a n00b and need peoples thoughts :-)

    • profile image

      soaringsis 

      5 years ago

      Wonderful lens. Congratulations on your LotD. Wee deserved. Great photos.

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @TopDigitalMarke: Thank you so much for visiting and your awesome comments!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @Mami Design: Thank you so much for Blessing our Halloween Party and your wonderful comments, it means twice as much blessings for Halloween Party 2012 just days away!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @spids lm: Thank you for your congrats and stopping by and I love your puppy photo!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @RinchenChodron: Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by!

    • Bonfire Designs profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonfire Designs 

      5 years ago

      @justmelucy: Such a great idea to pass it on to your local fire dept, if they are interested and want any ideas I would be more than happy to help brother firefighters trying this idea! Thank you visiting my lens and your congratulations!

    • justmelucy profile image

      justmelucy 

      5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD. You shared a great idea and proved it doable by your photos. This would be such a great idea where I live. Parents have to drive the steep, curvy and dark unlit mountain roads to neighbors and friend's homes, to take their children Trick Or Treating. Very Dangerous. I will pass this lens on to a friend who works our Volunteer Fire Station.

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      glad you had agood time :D

    • profile image

      RinchenChodron 

      5 years ago

      Great article and photos - congrats on the LOTD.

    • spids lm profile image

      spids lm 

      5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD. Nice lens and great reading suggestions.

    • profile image

      Paula7928 

      5 years ago

      Great lens! I love Halloween parties!

    • Mami Design profile image

      Mami Design 

      5 years ago

      Amazing lens! This is what Squidoo is all about! Blessed!

    • TopDigitalMarke profile image

      TopDigitalMarke 

      5 years ago

      What a wonderful tradition! Thank you for sharing, and I hope it continues to be a success and keeps bringing the community together :)

    • Jogalog profile image

      Jogalog 

      5 years ago

      It sounds like great fun. Reading all these Halloween lenses makes me wish I could move to the US just for Halloween.

    • profile image

      agungsolusi 

      5 years ago

      Congratulations on LoTD :)

    • Dressage Husband profile image

      Stephen J Parkin 

      5 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      That looks like a lot of fun and a great way to keep the community involved in the work of the firefighters! Congratulations on your LOTD.

    • VspaBotanicals profile image

      VspaBotanicals 

      5 years ago

      Nice lens. congrats on getting LOTD.

    • lewisgirl profile image

      lewisgirl 

      5 years ago

      A nice tribute! Congrats on your LOTD!

    • DeeHayes profile image

      DeeHayes 

      5 years ago

      Awesome lens! Congratulations on LOTD! You definitely deserve it.

    • mariacarbonara profile image

      mariacarbonara 

      5 years ago

      Great to see everyone having a good time!

    • Faye Rutledge profile image

      Faye Rutledge 

      5 years ago from Concord VA

      Thanks for sharing your Firefighter's Halloween Party with us. Congratulations on LotD!!

    • delia-delia profile image

      Delia 

      5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! BRAVO!!!! I have been an advocate for this type of Halloween trick or treating, safe and fun, not worrying about your kids...Thanks for sharing and doing this! I think other organizations can do this as well, even Malls or a community centers.

      ~d-artist Squid Angel Blessing~

    • eilval profile image

      Eileen 

      5 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Fascinating and fun lens with great info . Congrats on LOTD !

    • profile image

      JoshK47 

      5 years ago

      What a wonderful lens - thanks so much for sharing! Blessed by a SquidAngel, and congrats on lotD! :)

    • KidsToyTeaSets LM profile image

      KidsToyTeaSets LM 

      5 years ago

      What a sweet idea! And what fun - especially those sweet little princesses!

    • Mamabyrd profile image

      Mamabyrd 

      5 years ago

      I was so happy to see one of your lenses as LOTD congrats and keep up the great work. Your Halloween party looks like a great time!

    • writerkath profile image

      writerkath 

      5 years ago

      This is absolutely wonderful! God bless you and your department for what you are doing in your community. Congratulations on a very well-deserved LOTD! This actually brought tears to my eyes. You guys and gals are terrific. Stay safe!

    • profile image

      olmpal 

      5 years ago

      It sounds that you have a lot of fun at the Firefighters Halloween Party! Congratulations on your LOTD!

    • profile image

      ScottMckinzie 

      5 years ago

      What a GREAT Lens!! Congrats on LOTD and Thank you and all firefighters for your service..

    • profile image

      Donnette Davis 

      5 years ago from South Africa

      Such a wonderful lens, looks like loads of fun was had by everyone. I don't doubt that this tradition will continue to grow in popularity. What a great service you are doing for the community! Happy Halloween. Blessed x

    • kitsiu lm profile image

      kitsiu lm 

      5 years ago

      A very unique Halloween party. I hope I was invited. Happy Halloween!!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)