Thursday, August 19, 2010

Come and Celebrate 125 Years of Service with the Calgary Fire Department

In celebration of 125 years of commitment and courage, the Calgary Fire Department will host a public celebration on Saturday, August 21, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Fire Department’s Training Academy, 5727 – 23rd Ave S.E.

This celebration will showcase interactive displays, demonstrations and simulations using highly-specialized fire equipment and technologies. High angle and aquatic rescues, and a vehicle extrication are but a few of the highlights that will help Calgarians gain insight into the work that Calgary firefighters do.

The parade of CFD personnel starts promptly at 10 a.m. with opening ceremony speeches to follow. Activities will commence after the official opening.

Enjoy live demonstrations and displays including:

  • High angle rescue - 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
  • Vehicle extrication - noon & 2 p.m.
  • Hazardous materials response - noon & 2 p.m.
  • Aquatic rescue, fire apparatus, aerial platform, heavy rescue/rescue dog - all-day displays and demonstrations
Additional family fun includes:
  • Firefighter dress up centre for the children – bring your camera
  • Sparky the Mascot
  • Rides in a mini fire truck
  • Miss Molly Entertainment
  • Fun and games for the whole family including an opportunity to win great prizes
The Calgary Fire Department’s 125th anniversary Silver Legacy Challenge Coins, its commemorative anniversary book “Yours for Life: 125 years of Courage, Compassion and Service from The Calgary Fire Department,” and Fire Department merchandise will be available for purchase.

For more information visit Calgary.ca/Fire 

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