The Kelowna Fire Department will open its doors to the public June 10, for a pancake breakfast and family fun day to raise money for the B.C. Firefighters’ Burn Fund.
The second annual fundraiser will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the main Kelowna fire hall at 2255 Enterprise Way, with the support of the Salvation Army, the YMCA-YWCA, Scotiabank and BC Firefighters’ Burn Fund volunteers.
“This is a great event for families,” says fire chief, Jeff Carlisle. “We encourage everyone to come and have breakfast, meet Kelowna’s firefighters and have some fun with the events and demonstrations.”
In addition to the breakfast, visitors will see auto extraction demonstrations, high-angle rescues, fire extinguisher demonstrations and the fire safety house. Local celebrities will participate in the demonstrations. Other events include face painting, a bouncy castle, celebrity dunk tank, and more.
People of all ages are invited to attend, with all proceeds going to the B.C. Firefighters’ Burn Fund.
The B.C. Firefighters’ Burn Fund provides life-saving, life-supporting, and life-enriching services to the people in British Columbia. More than 3,800 professional firefighters in B.C. dedicate and donate their time and skills to support burn survivors and increase the public’s knowledge about fire and burn safety issues through the work the BC Firefighters’ Burn Fund does with its burn awareness, research and prevention programs.