Lexi Tyrrell, 5, and Coalton Vickers, 6, explore the inside of a fire truck during the Williams Lake Fire Department’s Annual Open House Sunday at the fire hall. (Greg Sabatino photos)

VIDEO: Smiles galore at fire department open house

Fun was the theme Sunday at the annual Williams Lake Fire Department Open House.

The event featured a kids firefighter course, a dunk tank for a chance to soak a firefighter, apparatus from local fire departments and emergency services, popcorn, hotdogs, smokies, cooton candy, a car wash by donation, face painting and a chance to visit with Sparky the Fire Dog.

The event is capped off Sunday afternoon by a firefighter challenge which will, this year, feature members forming teams from the various fire departments in the region.

The event is slated to run until 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.


Henry Allan, 5, gives Sparky the Fire Dog a high five.

Williams Lake Fire Department firefighters Mikayla Arkesteyn and Dave Olson work the grill at the open house at the fire hall.

Reece Firth, 7, takes a turn dunking Williams Lake Fire Department firefighter Corey Holm as firefighter Nick West looks on.

Firefighter Kevin Bernier helps Huxley Miller, 4, take a turn shooting the fire hose.

Jones McCarthy, 10, has some fun inside the fire hall.

Volunteer Phoenix Sim paints Gemma Blackall’s face at the face painting station.

Ellery Hengstler, 5, and Henry Hengstler, 3, enjoy their popcorn.

Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department members Ryan Diepdael (left) and Josh Bremner (right) stand alongside Williams Lake Fire Department Deputy Chief Rob Warnock.

Sawyer Brown-Lojewski, 8, and Dawson Rowse, 9, give the thumbs up from inside a fire truck.

Elen Kuramoto, BC Emergency Health Service paramedic, shows Willem Allen, 7, their brand new truck and Striker lift.

Twins Ken Nyack, 6, and Theodore Nyack, 6, have some fun at the hammering station.

Williams Lake Fire Department firefighter Greg Ford helps Logan Jalbert, 3, fire the hose.

Williams Lake Fire Department Assistant Chief Tallon Rolston gives Michael Khatsinkov, 2, a balloon.

150 Mile Fire Department firefighter Sierra Schmid shows Victoria Bucher, 5, the inside of their fire truck.

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