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Fire Service Day And National Police Week Observed With Saturday Events

The Burbank Fire Department will hold their annual Open House at Department Headquarters for Fire Service Day on Saturday, May 11.

The fire department will have plenty of displays, help teach sidewalk CPR while showing how they extricate people from cars at the scene of a traffic accident. They will have fire sprinkler displays and answer questions on anything fire related.

Tours of where the firefighters live while on duty and prepare the meals will also be held. Burbank Fire Corps will be there and Burbank’s Haz-Mat will put on a display of Hazardous Materials.

Burbank Bike Angels will have a Kid’s Obstacle Course, and there will be a Fire Train Display.

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)

This year, Lil’ Squirt and Pluggy will be on hand entertaining the younger members of the family.

The Hollywood Burbank Airport Fire Fighters will have a “Crash Rig” on hand allowing kids to measure up to the huge tires.

Members of Burbank Firefighters Union will be cooking and making pulled pork sandwiches to raise funds to help restore their antique fire equipment.

The Burbank Police Department, acknowledging National Police Week, will also have a large display of the equipment they use including their SWAT trucks, helicopter and police motorcycles. Members of the Burbank Animal Control will also be on hand to answer questions.

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)

Members of myBurbank.com will have a display showing pictures that have graced their website the last couple of years and answer questions guests may have.

The activities start at 9:00 a.m. and will go till 2:00 p.m. and headquarters is located at 200 North Third Street in Burbank.


Fire Service Day, National Police Week Celebrated By Thousands In Burbank

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)

Burbank Fire Department and Burbank Police Department hosted Fire Service Day and National Police Week on Saturday, May 12.

The Fire Department opened the doors to the main Burbank Fire Station on Orange Grove. They were joined by Hollywood Burbank Airport Fire Department, Disney Fire Department and several other organizations from Burbank including Bike Angels and myBurbank.com.

The Burbank Police Department had displays on their Notar helicopter, K-9, Foundation, Reserves and Motor units, SWAT and the Animal Shelter.

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)


Attendees took pictures with Mickey and Minnie Mouse and checked out demonstrations of car extractions, tours of the firehouse, a bike safety course, a physical agility course for kids, disaster preparedness, the Hazmat unit and more.

Here is a photo gallery of the day’s events. Click any picture to see it better.


Fire Service Day/National Police Week Activities This Saturday

Come join the Burbank Fire Department for Fire Service Day on Saturday, May 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., featuring live demonstrations, displays, Lil’ Squirt with his special guests and lots more. This year the Fire Department has partnered with the Burbank Police Department in recognition of National Police Week. The Burbank Fire Department is also celebrating its 100th year anniversary. These events will take place in and around the Police/Fire Building at the intersection of Orange Grove and Third Street. They are open and free to everyone.

BFD Antique Equip -2Don’t miss this day of fun with Burbank Fire Department displays and demonstrations including vehicle extrication, kid’s obstacle course, Airport Crash Units, Burbank Fire Corp display, and learn street CPR. In celebration of the 100th year anniversary the Burbank Fire Department will be demonstrating how fires were fought 100 years ago by operating its 1913 Christie Steamer. The Burbank Police Department will be present with the ever-popular Police K-9’s, the Dare Van, Special Response Unit, Helicopter and more. Both Fire and Police departments will offer behind-the-scenes tours of their operations facility and the Police-Fire Museum will be open.

BFD Steamer-1Other participants and sponsors include Bob Hope Airport Fire/Rescue, Walt Disney and Warner Brothers Fire Departments, the Disney Company, CalOX and the Downtown Burbank Partnership. Gourmet Food Trucks will be on site so you can enjoy a culinary treat while enjoying the demonstrations. In addition, Farmers Market, located just behind City Hall and adjacent to fire Service Day activities, will be in full swing from 8:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. This would also be a good opportunity to eat at one of the local restaurants in the downtown area.

For more information and schedule of the many events happening as a part of Fire Service Day, please visit www.burbankfire.us or call 818.238.FIRE.

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