Sylvan Lake Fire Department ends Fire Prevention Week with open house and BBQ

In wake of Fire Prevention Week running Oct. 7 to 13 the Sylvan Lake Fire Department held an open house on Sat., Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here a group of children learn about firefighting equipment. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
In wake of Fire Prevention Week running Oct. 7 to 18 the Sylvan Lake Fire Department held an open house on Sat., Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here a group of children learn about firefighting equipment. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Cooper was one of the several hundred people to attend the open house and be a junior firefighter for the day. The open house was a way to help raise awareness to this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, ‘Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware… Fire can happen anywhere.” Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
This was the department’s second year holding an open house in celebration of Fire Prevention Week. The firefighters prepared a BBQ for all those in attendance and opened up their department to show off the equipment that they use day-to-day. Above three kids get their hands on one of the firetrucks for an up-close learning experience. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
The open house also featured an inflatable bouncy slide, which was a big hit amongst the junior firefighters. During the week leading up to the open house the firefighters teamed up with Panago Pizza to do deliveries while also performing smoke and Carbon Monoxide detector tests and teaching home safety. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News.
Sparky joined his fellow firefighters to teach kids and families about fire safety. The fighterfighters were there to show kids inside the trucks and teach them about how they work. The department hopes to hold another open house for next year’s Fire Prevention Week, which will run Oct. 6 to 12, 2019. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

By Kaylyn Whibbs

Fire Prevention Week ran from Oct. 7 to 13.

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