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'5-Alarm Tweet-Along' To Give Sneak Peek Into Firehouses

The Evanston Fire Department will host a daylong "tweet-along" to give Twitter users a behind the scenes look into the life of firefighters

Want to know what it's like to be a firefighter with the city of Evanston? Tune in to Twitter this Friday to find out.

From 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, the city will be hosting a "5-Alarm Tweet Along," providing minute-by-minute updates on what goes on inside Evanston's five firehouses. 

“This will provide a unique glimpse at equipment, procedures and daily routines of our dedicated fire staff," Fire Chief Greg Klaiber said in a press release. "Additionally, it will allow residents to learn more about the department and engage with our firefighter/paramedics in a new way. We are all very excited about this initiative.”

Firehouse followers on Twitter can expect to see not just text updates but photos of the Personal Watercraft Team at work and links to videos of firefighters in action. Followers can alsk ask the fire department questions and enter to win a chance for their child to take a free ride to school on a fire engine.

To participate, follow the City of Evanston's Twitter feed. (While you're at it, you might want to follow Evanston Patch, too.).

Want to see Evanston's fire department at work on ladders late into the night at a blazing building in downtown Evanston? Patch captured when a historic building on Oak Street burned to the ground last year, and .

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