CHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – Charlie Lake Fire Department will be holding an open house this Saturday to show off their new purchases from 2020.

The CLFD took possession of a new tender, engine, and support vehicle in 2020, and the open house will allow a chance to display the new firefighting equipment used to help protect homes, property, and lives in the Charlie Lake Fire Protection Area.

“We want the public to see the new equipment we purchased to help protect them in case of a fire. Everyone who’s interested – kids and adults — will be more than welcome to climb onto the apparatus and have a look around,” says Fire Chief Ed Albury.

“It’s also a chance for people to meet our firefighters, chat with them, take photos and understand something about what it’s like to be a firefighter.”

The open house is open to everyone in the area, and not just Charlie Lake residents and COVID-19 precautions will be in place. Those wishing to stop by are asked to enter the hall through the front door, and masks are to be worn at the event.

Complimentary hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks will be available, as well as fire prevention hand-outs and activity books for kids.

The open house will be held on Saturday, September 4th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Charlie Lake Fire Hall, located at 13065 Firehall Road in Charlie Lake.