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Linacy Fire Department kicks off Fire Prevention Week with family fun day

Pict municipality councillor Peter Boyles with Frank H MacDonald Elementary students, Annika Felderhof and Rylan Grace. Both Felderhof and Grace won a drive to school in a fire truck courtesy of the Linacy Fire Department.
Pict municipality councillor Peter Boyles with Frank H MacDonald Elementary students, Annika Felderhof and Rylan Grace. Both Felderhof and Grace won a drive to school in a fire truck courtesy of the Linacy Fire Department. - Brendan Ahern
LINACY, N.S. —

A family fun day hosted by the Linacy Fire Department was a fun way for kids and adults to celebrate the start of fire prevention week.

“People come out, show their support, ask questions and get involved,” said Bruce Young, deputy chief of the Linacy Fire Department.

There's a lot to see inside a fire-truck.
There's a lot to see inside a fire-truck.

 

On Oct. 5 there were two bouncy castles set up inside the fire station in Linacy, and people were treated to pop-corn and cotton candy made on-site.

According to Young, events like these are a great way to spread the word about fire safety to the public.

“Two years ago, it was the great escape,” explained Young. “Always have two ways to get out of the house, and practice.”

At the end of the day there was a prize draw, and two lucky Frank H MacDonald Elementary School students won a drive to school in a firetruck.

Fire prevention week events will keep going on Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m. at the Wal-Mart Parking lot. From 4:30 until 6:30 p.m., local fire departments are coming together for an open house and displays open to the public followed by a five-town fire truck parade.

Caileag Oakley exits the bouncy castle at the Linacy fire station.
Caileag Oakley exits the bouncy castle at the Linacy fire station.

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