Braden and Liam Dodd seemed very excited to hop inside a fire truck for the first time at the 100 Mile House Fire and Rescue open house on Sunday, Oct. 5. Millar Hill photo.

100 Mile House Fire-Rescue kicks off fire prevention week with open house

“We always want the public to come and see for themselves”

It was hard to tell who enjoyed themselves more – the children exploring the firehouse or the firefighters getting to talk about everything fire.

The fire hall opened up its doors to the public on Sunday, Oct. 6. for a day of fun activities, tours and fire safety.

“It was a great day,” said Fire Chief Roger Hollander. “This was our best open house yet.”

Throughout the day, the hall saw roughly 100 local residents come and go. One of the biggest highlights for the children was the firefighter challenge. While the challenge might have been overlooked by children as just a lot of fun, Hollander said there was an educational component to it.

The kids had to practice the basics of fire safety – stop, drop and roll. The challenge taught the kids what to do if they had to crawl and how to use a smoke alarm.

“The kids got a certificate at the end of completing the challenge,” said Hollander. “Each year we look to add a different educational component to it. The kids loved it.”

Hollander said some people may not realize how many firefighters belong to the department in 100 Mile and the open house was a chance for the public to get an idea of how many there actually is.

“We always want the public to come and see for themselves the equipment we use,” said Hollander. “It’s a great way to show the public what I would say, is their fire department. The public pays taxes and pays into the equipment. It’s important to realize a hub of the community is the local fire department.”

In addition, the fire team handed out pamphlets with information on fire safety.

“It’s important to have a fire safety plan at home,” said Hollander. “This year’s theme is to have a plan, what that means at home and how to have two ways out of your home.”

Hollander said the team received a lot of great feedback over the day and can’t wait to open up the doors again, next year.


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Nixon Choy enjoyed the firefighter challenge during the 100 Mile House Fire and Rescue open house on Sunday, October 5. Millar Hill photo.

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