Future fire­fighter?

Tri-County Fire­fight­ers Fam­ily Fun Day held in Yar­mouth

Tri-County Vanguard - - FRONT PAGE - TINA COMEAU

Tyler McLean sprays the hose with as­sis­tance from Val­ley and Dis­tricts fire­fighter Jack Spurr dur­ing the an­nual Tri-County Fire­fight­ers Fam­ily Day that was held in Yar­mouth on Aug. 26. The little guy couldn’t get enough of the chil­dren’s fire­fight­ers’ com­bat chal­lenge, run­ning the course over and over.

The 5th an­nual Tri- County Fire­fight­ers Fam­ily Fun Day was held Satur­day, Aug. 26, at the Mariners Cen­tre in Yar­mouth.

The event is a joint ef­fort of par­tic­i­pat­ing fire de­part­ments in Digby, Yar­mouth and Shel­burne coun­ties.

The day in­cluded equip­ment dis­plays, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, fire ex­tin­guisher demon­stra­tions and a ve­hi­cle ex­tri­ca­tion demon­stra­tion by the Woods Har­bour/Shag Har­bour Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment.

The RCMP, EHS, 84th In­de­pen­dent Field Bat­tery and Nat­u­ral Re­sources also took part in the day.

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Chil­dren were shown how to han­dle fire ex­tin­guish­ers as part of the day’s events.

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Woods Har­bour/Shag Har­bour Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment mem­bers showed mem­bers of the pub­lic how they can re­move doors and also the hood from ve­hi­cles to get at trapped oc­cu­pants.

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Chil­dren en­joyed the ac­tiv­i­ties in­volv­ing fire hoses in which they got to put out pre­tend fires.

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A win­dow is smashed while mem­bers of the Woods Har­bour/Shag Har­bour Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment gave a ve­hi­cle ex­tri­ca­tion demon­stra­tion dur­ing the an­nual Tri-County Fire­fight­ers Fam­ily Fun Day held at the Mariners Cen­tre in Yar­mouth.

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The 84th In­de­pen­dent Field Bat­tery took part in the day with a dis­play of some of their mil­i­tary equip­ment.

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The bean bag toss was a pop­u­lar chil­dren’s ac­tiv­ity.

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Lots of fun was had with fire hoses dur­ing the day.

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Fire­fight­ers from var­i­ous de­part­ments par­tic­i­pated in the day’s events.

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