Thursday, October 3, 2013

Lakeside Fire Holds Open House

 Lake Jennings Fire Station -

 Lakeside Firefighters hosted our annual open house this year on September 28, 2013. It was once again a great success. Our open house is held during Fire Prevention Week and is a great way for the public to learn about fire prevention, as well as get tours of the fire station, explore all of our fire apparatus, watch demonstrations, and much more. This year’s fire prevention theme is how to prevent kitchen fires.

Engine 202s with the boom in operation
Face painting in full effect
With the help of the Lakeside School District, we were allowed to deliver paper flyers to all of their students.  With this, we had record-breaking attendance in the history of our open house.

We tried to raise the bar this year with our open house as it is our 50th anniversary as a fire protection district. This year we had donations from local businesses in Lakeside such as Eastbound Bar and Grill, for the donations of pulled pork sandwiches, and Horn’s Auto, for their donation of two vehicles that were used for our vehicle rescue demonstrations.

SDSO K-9 Demo
SDSO Bomb Unit

Rescue 3 Extrication Demo
Participants in the Lakeside Firefighters Open House include: Eastbound Bar and Grill, Horn’s Auto, San Diego Sheriff Department Crime Prevention, Bomb Arson, and K-9 unit, CalFire, UCSD Burn Center, Burn Institute, SDG&E Outreach Program, Sharp Grossmont (Stroke screening), Lakeside Amateur Radio Club, Lakeside Volunteer Group (LVG), CERT, California Highway Patrol, Discount Signs and Banners, and Copy Corral.

We would like to give a special thanks to our own Logistics Volunteer Group for their continuous strong support to the Lakeside Fire Protection District. 

Submitted by:  Firefighter-Paramedic Marc Poynter
Additional photography by:  Horn's Towing

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