Spokane Valley Fire Department is celebrating 75 years of service to our community with a day of free family fun during the Otis Orchards Fire Station open house on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The station is located at 22406 E. Wellesley.
Community members can meet the firefighters that serve them and take pictures in fire gear and on fire trucks. Visitors are encouraged to tour the fire station, including the “sewing room” where specially-trained firefighters perform repairs on “bunkers” worn to respond to all types of emergencies.
Visitors can learn more about smoke alarms, sign up for a free home fire safety visit and have their blood pressure checked, said Melanie Rose, department spokeswoman. Parents can also get a free child safety kit from members of Operation I.D. There will be giveaways, cookies and more.
Firefighters will also be collecting donations of gift cards, cash and checks for the family of Angel Fiorini, the mother who rescued her three young children from their burning Otis Orchards home on Oct. 28. In addition, we are collecting donations of nonperishable items for the Otis Orchards Food Bank.
Parking is available in the East Valley School District transportation lot, just west of the fire station on Wellesley. For more information, visit spokanevalleyfire.com or call 892-4155.