Glendale and Burbank firefighters showed off their life-saving skills Saturday for hundreds of residents during the annual Fire Service Day.
Residents gathered to watch firefighters at both stations perform simulated extrications, where they rescued a person trapped inside a damaged vehicle.
“It’s important for us to open up the doors to the fire station to show the community what we do,” Glendale Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said. “It’s all about showing the community some of the things their fire department does on a daily basis.”
Scoggins flipped and served pancakes to a long line of residents standing outside the department’s headquarters on Oak Street.
Firefighters began preparing the day’s meal the night before. They stirred up 90 gallons of batter and allowed it to chill overnight, so they could serve up a fluffier pancake, he said.
While some residents sampled hotcakes, others toured the station and got a chance to test out fire equipment.