Two young rescuers perform CPR on their ‘Tweetie Bird’ patient - all part of a firefighter challenge for kids - during Open House night at the Barriere Fire Hall. Colleen Tremblay p photo:

Competitions for kids at Fire Hall Open House in Barriere

The Barriere Fire Department held an open house last Thursday in recognition of Fire Prevention Week.

The goal of the event was to educate the public about fire and fire safety, but also to engage with residents.

Guests of honour, Mayor Smith and Councilor Pat Paula, helped out at the information table while handing out firefighter hats and giveaways.

Fire truck tours and rides, hot dogs, and a mini firefighter challenge for the kids all contributed to a fun and informative evening. The challenge required kids to run with a folded hose, hammer a block and save Tweetie Bird.

For more information about Fire Prevention Week, go to: www.firepreventionweek.org.

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