PHOTOS: Colwood fire department opens its doors to the community

Kids got to practice using a fire extinguisher on a gas barbeque during Colwood Fire Rescue’s open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)Kids got to practice using a fire extinguisher on a gas barbeque during Colwood Fire Rescue’s open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Miles Cunningham gets fitted for his firefighter gear during the Colwood Fire Rescue open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)Miles Cunningham gets fitted for his firefighter gear during the Colwood Fire Rescue open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Firefighters also competed in time trial events while the crowd cheered on. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)Firefighters also competed in time trial events while the crowd cheered on. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
From left to right: Kaylee, Kilian and Kaison Lai came kitted out to the Colwood Fire Rescue open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)From left to right: Kaylee, Kilian and Kaison Lai came kitted out to the Colwood Fire Rescue open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
There were a variety of activities for kids to try out and learn more about the fire department and its various duties. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)There were a variety of activities for kids to try out and learn more about the fire department and its various duties. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Mikulas family takes a tour of a fire truck during the Colwood Fire Rescue open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)The Mikulas family takes a tour of a fire truck during the Colwood Fire Rescue open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Hollie Bridges gets some practice in with the fire hose while her mother Tasha watches on. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)Hollie Bridges gets some practice in with the fire hose while her mother Tasha watches on. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
As well as hoses and time trials, firefighters also demonstrated their auto extrication techniques for onlookers. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)As well as hoses and time trials, firefighters also demonstrated their auto extrication techniques for onlookers. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
William Mackay sits at the wheel of a fire truck during the Colwood Fire Rescue open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)William Mackay sits at the wheel of a fire truck during the Colwood Fire Rescue open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Grace Ballard tries on some firefighter gear during the Colwood Fire Rescue open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)Grace Ballard tries on some firefighter gear during the Colwood Fire Rescue open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Ashton Cachola tries out the driver’s seat in one of Colwood Fire Rescue’s engines. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)Ashton Cachola tries out the driver’s seat in one of Colwood Fire Rescue’s engines. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Colwood’s firefighters were put through their paces during the time trial challenges, which included racing up and down a ladder. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)Colwood’s firefighters were put through their paces during the time trial challenges, which included racing up and down a ladder. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
All the fire engines were on display during the Colwood Fire Department Open House on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Colwood Fire Rescue’s annual open house event was back in action this past weekend at 3215 Metchosin Rd.

Crowds poured in to explore the station, the fire trucks and the museum, watch demonstrations of car extrication and firefighters compete in time trials as well as learn more about firefighting through various activities.

Kids got to try out fire hoses, fire extinguishers and wearing the gear themselves.

There were also hot dogs and refreshments on offer from Seafirst Insurance Brokers with the donation proceeds going to the Colwood Volunteer Firefighters’ Association’s community initiatives fund.

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