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Burbank Fire Department to celebrate centennial year

May 10, 2013
  • Burbank firefighters clean a working 1915 Christie Steamer on Monday, April 15, 2013, in preparation for Fire Service Day in May. The steamer will be demonstrated during the family-friendly day.
Burbank firefighters clean a working 1915 Christie Steamer… (Roger Wilson / Staff…)

Curious about how fires were fought 100 years ago, when the Burbank Fire Department was founded? 

Head out to the department’s family-friendly Fire Service Day on Saturday and find out. The event will be chock-full of activities and demonstrations — both vintage and contemporary — as the department celebrates its centennial year. 

The firefighters’ mascot, Lil’ Squirt, will host a vehicle extrication, kid’s obstacle course and CPR demonstrations. The Police Department will also be on hand to show off its K-9 units and helicopter, as well as give behind-the-scenes tours of its facilities. 

“It’ll be a fun day,” said Burbank Fire Chief Tom Lenahan. “We’re thankful to the community for letting us serve them for 100 years, and look forward to serving them for another 100 years.” 

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the police and fire headquarters on Third Street and Orange Grove Avenue. 

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