Saanich fire department hosts annual open house

Join the men and women who risk their lives entering burning buildings and learn about the job at the Saanich Fire Department

Join the men and women who risk their lives entering burning buildings and learn about the job at the Saanich Fire Department’s open house this weekend.

The event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 15), will feature a number of demonstrations, including high angle rescues and auto extrication with the Jaws of Life, fire truck and fire hall tours, and fire extinguisher lessons.

“It’s day of family fun to get out and sit on the trucks, try on some gear and see what he fire department does on a daily basis,” said Capt. Jerry Tomljenovic.

Stations will also be set up to learn about emergency preparedness and disaster response, courtesy of the Saanich emergency program.

The event happens at Saanich’s No. 1 fire station (760 Vernon Ave.).

kslavin@saanichnews.com