"We look forward to it as the opportunity for us to interact with our
community and give them an opportunity to see what we do, up close and
personal," Burbank Fire Marshal Dave Starr said of the event that will
close part of Orange Grove Avenue and Third Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May 11 at Police/Fire Headquarters.
The event will feature displays including the Urban Search and Rescue
team, a DUI exhibit, vehicle-extraction demonstrations, police
motorcycles and airport crash units.
Pluggie, a remote-control talking fire hydrant, and Disney characters
will also be on hand.
The bottom line to the event, which only recently brought the fire and
police departments together on the same day, is education, Burbank Police
Sgt. John Dilibert said.
"It's a chance to open it up to the people and let them know that it's
their department," Dilibert said.