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Fire hall open house Saturday

Parksville deputy fire chief Marc Norris will be welcoming the public to the fire hall’s open house Oct. 29.    - Auren Ruvinsky photo
Parksville deputy fire chief Marc Norris will be welcoming the public to the fire hall’s open house Oct. 29.
— image credit: Auren Ruvinsky photo

The sparkling new Parksville $3 million addition to the Parksville fire hall is complete and ready for public unveiling this weekend.

Parksville Volunteer Fire Department members are eager to show off their upgraded facility and are hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:15 along with an open house and family activities from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 29.

Construction of the three bay addition and complete renovation of the existing hall started in spring 2010 and includes consolidated storage of important equipment, improved administration and training areas and improvements to shower facilities for decontamination.

Saturday will include guided tours, children’s activities, entertainment, fire safety information and refreshments as well as a chance for the public to meet their local firefighters and learn about fire prevention.

People are asked not park at the hall, which will be full, parking is available at the community centre and the dirt lot at the corner of Jensen Avenue and Craig Street.

Dress for the weather for the outdoor ceremony.

 

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