Fire department invites public to explore local stations

The Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View (SBM) Fire Station 3 had a very busy weekend.

Janine Anderson of Blaine encourages her daughter Bella as she holds the trigger of the fire hose while Firefighter Brian Pevito holds the nozzle to knock down the flames of a wooden house fire. Photo by Tammy Sakry

Janine Anderson of Blaine encourages her daughter Bella as she holds the trigger of the fire hose while Firefighter Brian Pevito holds the nozzle to knock down the flames of a wooden house fire. Photo by Tammy Sakry

The station, located on Uylsses Street in Blaine, held its annual open house for nearly 400 people.

Residents from Blaine, Ham Lake, Lino Lakes and other area cities had the chance to come explore the fire station, see the emergency vehicles and demonstrations.

They also had a chance to ride in the bucket of the station’s aerial truck and kids could put down a mock fire with a real fire hose (with the help of firefighter), try on firefighter turn out gear, make s’mores, try to escape from the fire house and see what happens when touching a live electrical wire without protection.

During the open house, the Free Masons offered an opportunity for families to have a Kid ID kit created, with DNA swabs, fingerprints and photos.

The final SBM open house will be Oct. 13 at Station 1, 1710 County Highway 10, Spring Lake Park from 1 to 4 p.m.

Tammy Sakry is at tammy.sakry@ecm-inc.com


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