Junior Firefighter Jackson Tannahill prepares to roll out at Port Hardy Fire Department's open house Saturday.

Heeding the siren’s call

Sparky dropped in for a visit last weekend as the Port Hardy Volunteer Fire Department hosted its annual open house.

PORT HARDY—Sparky dropped in for a visit last weekend as the Port Hardy Volunteer Fire Department hosted its annual open house to kick off Fire Prevention Week.

Kids and parents got the chance to check out the fire hall, try on breathing apparatus and examine the trucks before the firefighters held a live demonstration.

This year the department performed a five-man evolution response to a structure fire, rolling up and tackling the simulated blaze in front of a rapt crowd.

The department is always seeking new members to add to its roster. Practice nights are every Thursday at 7 p.m. at either Fire Hall #1 (8890 Central Street) or Fire Hall #2 (4985 Beaver Harbour Road).

Anyone 19 and older who would like to join can come out for a practice or call Fire Chief Schell Nickerson for more information at 250-230-0705.

 

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