The annual Williams Lake Fire Department Open House was another success this Sunday in Williams Lake.
Following a busy weekend that saw the WLFD attend a house fire Friday evening, then volunteer at the Race For Kids Saturday, and participate in the 2019 Provincial Mine Rescue Competition hosted in the lakecity, the WLFD were out in droves making sure to put on an entertaining event for lakecity youth.
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The event featured a kids firefighter course, a dunk tank for a chance to soak a firefighter, apparatus from rural fire departments, the Williams Lake RCMP and emergency services, popcorn, hot dogs, smokies, cotton candy, a car wash by donation, face painting and many other games for children to take part in.
The open house wrapped up Sunday afternoon with a firefighter challenge which put fire department members through a rigorous obstacle course featuring several difficult objectives along the way — all while firefighters packed around 45 to 50 pounds worth of gear.