NEW CASTLE – The town’s Fire Department is holding its annual open house, from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, rain or shine, at 43 Main St.

Complimentary cook out fare and refreshments will be served. Stop by and meet the department's emergency responders, watch demonstrations, view the tools, equipment and vehicles used for fire fighting and saving lives. Free blood pressure checks for adults will be offered. Children will receive fire safety packets, fire hats and are welcome to ride on New Castle's Engine 4.

For information, call firefighter Peter Rice at 430-2028.