Spokane Valley Fire Department is gearing up for National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) with a day of free family fun during the annual SVFD open house on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event will be held at our Training Center, 2411 N. Pioneer Lane, one block east of Sullivan off Marietta.
A series of exciting live demonstrations begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue through the day, featuring high ropes rescue, the “jaws of life,” the power of electricity, live fire and a simulated heart attack.
The narrated demonstrations aim to educate visitors with safety tips and a greater awareness of the depth and breadth of SVFD emergency services.
A wide range of family-friendly hands-on activities are happening all day including the Kids Firefighter Challenge Course, the Fire Safety House and Residential Fire Sprinkler Trailer. Visitors can squirt a real fire hose, try on real firefighter gear, climb into a fire engine and other first responder vehicles including the Air 1 helicopter. Free hot dogs and refreshments will be served, along with a variety of giveaway items and a special prize for completing a “Passport to Fun.”
Mako the SVFD retired arson dog, will also make a special guest appearance.
Adults and kids can learn CPR, load a free Pulse Point mobile app, check blood pressure and get an Operation Family I.D. Kit. Representatives from American Medical Response, Avista, Spokane Clean Air and the Department of Natural Resources will be on hand to educate and entertain. And, visitors can sign up for a Free SVFD Home Fire Safety Visit.
For a complete schedule of events, visit spokanevalleyfire.com or call 496-3344.