Local Fire Department shows what it takes to fight fire

By Kathy Gallant
October 11, 2017 - 12:32pm Updated: October 11, 2017 - 2:10pm

Meadow Lake families got the chance to interact with members of the local fire department by asking questions, learning new skills, and finding out how to prevent household fires.

To help celebrate Fire Prevention week, the Meadow Lake Fire Department hosted an open house the evening of Oct. 10. The public had the chance to explore the fire trucks and equipment, as well as witness demonstrations on kitchen fires and how airbags work. Annie Whittle brought her two children to the event. 

“Any opportunity to have some fire safety for the kids is good,” she said. “They got to see the all of the different equipment they use, and what it looks like inside the firehouse, so it was a neat experience for them.”

The interactive approach to the event seemed to fascinate children and adults alike – from getting to honk the horn of the fire truck, use a fire to proudly talking to each other about dousing flames using a fire extinguisher. 

Fire Chief Neil Marsh said he was pleased with the turn-out. He thought the open house was important because it gave people an opportunity for hands-on learning.






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