Charie Lake Fire Department is hosting an open house this weekend, inviting residents to come down and check out the department's new tender, engine, and support vehicle acquired last year. The event takes place Saturday, Sept. 4 at the Charlie Lake Fire Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fire Chief Edward Albury says it's a chance to get to know local firefighters and see what the field is all about.
“We want the public to see the new equipment we purchased to help protect them in case of a fire. Everyone who’s interested – kids and adults -- will be more than welcome to climb onto the apparatus and have a look around,” said Albury in a press release. “It’s also a chance for people to meet our firefighters, chat with them, take photos and understand something about what it’s like to be a firefighter.”
The event is open to all residents of the Peace, not just those living in Charlie Lake. COVID-19 precautions will be in place, with attendees asked to enter the fire hall from the front door and to wear masks during the event. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks will be offered as free refreshments.
PRRD Board Chair and Electoral Area C Director Brad Sperling says he's proud of the volunteer firefighters.
“I’m looking forward to Saturday’s event as an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy some food and drink, share information, put some names to faces and connect community members to the people who do so much to protect lives and property in Charlie Lake,” wrote Sperling.