Fire department open house

Date & Time: September 9, 2017 (10:00am - 2:00pm)

Category: Saanich Community Events (See all events in this category)

Join your local firefighters for a day of fun and activities as we open our fire house to the public.

We invite everyone to come by the No. 2 Fire Station for live demonstrations and equipment displays. Tour the fire hall, sit in the trucks, try on some gear, and more. This event typically sees about 1,000 guests and we look forward to another busy year.

A variety of activities and demonstrations will be occurring throughout the day, including:

• High angle rescue demonstrations - Come and see firefighters rappel off a tower.
• Saanich Emergency Program - Learn about emergency preparedness and the volunteer disaster response services they provide.
• Auto extrication - ‘Jaws of life’ are used to demonstrate how we rescue trapped occupants from vehicles. 
• Fire apparatus display - Tour our trucks on display including: ATV, Rescue Apparatus, Aerial Ladder, Zodiac and more. 
• Fun for all ages - Fire truck tours, balloons, jumping castle, and a chance to spray water at the kid’s hose station!
• Quake Cottage - Experience the virtual reality of an 8.0 magnitude earthquake in a mobile earthquake simulator!

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