Fire Station 1’s open house draws big crowd

Each year, fire departments throughout California celebrate Fire Prevention Week in October, and many – including the Fountain Valley Fire Department – hold an open house.

This year, close to 500 people came to Fire Station 1 on Bushard Street on Saturday for a day of fire demonstrations, safety tips, activities for children and a free barbecued hot dog lunch.

As is the case almost every year, one firetruck had to leave the festivities to answer an emergency call, giving those on hand an up-close look at firefighters and paramedics jumping into action.

Incidentally, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” was this year’s fire prevention safety lesson.

Fire officials said this year’s event was one of the largest in recent memory.

As an added bonus, the kids had opportunities to have their photo taken with Captain America and…

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