Taylor Koel sprays a gasoline fire during an extinguisher demonstration by junior firefighters at the Port McNeill Fire Department's open house last Thursday.

Open houses light up smiles

Port McNeill and Port Hardy's Volunteer Fire Departments opened their doors to the public last week for their annual open house events.

Port McNeill and Port Hardy’s Volunteer Fire Departments opened their doors to the public last week for their annual open house events.

Visitors were treated to a rappelling demonstration in Port McNeill, while those at Port Hardy’s event saw a simulated vehicle accident, with firefighters using the ‘jaws of life’ to extricate a dummy from the scene.

Kids got hands on with the hoses and sirens, while burgers and hotdogs were served up in exchange for a donation to muscular dystrophy.

Behind the fun, the events showcased the incredible and selfless work put in by the volunteer fire departments here on the North Island. These men and women give up their time and put their own safety on the line to keep our communities safe.

They are always seeking volunteers, so if you think firefighting is something you would be interested in why not get in touch with your local fire house?

 

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