The annual open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Iola & Rural Fire Department, 350 W. Iola St. “This is the time to have your fire extinguishers checked over by the experts at no cost to you,” stated Fire Chief Charles Fritz. There will be complimentary coffee and cookies, and possibly other refreshments. Sign up for a chance to win prizes. Children are welcome. The open house celebrates Fire Prevention Week. For information, call 715-445-2515.