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Get fired up for free fun at Pump House Steam Museum

August 11, 2014 -

Bring friends and family down to learn about firefighting in Kingston at the Pump House Steam Museum – for free – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 16.

The Museum, at 23 Ontario St., and Kingston Fire & Rescue are presenting a free family fun day to celebrate fire-fighting and promote fire prevention in Kingston. 

"This is the perfect opportunity to visit our Ashes to Innovation exhibit on the history of firefighting in Kingston," says Gord Robinson, Curator.  That exhibit features the burnt-out cab of the crane at the centre of the dramatic rescue during the December 2013 fire on Princess Street.

Family Fun

  • See Fire Boat displays at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and a demonstration of the Jaws of Life at 2:30 p.m. 
  • Meet Sparky, learn about fire prevention and get your picture taken with some local heroes.
  • Test your fire-fighting metal on the Kids Fire Fit course.
  • Check out a fire truck, aerial ladder and the firefighter's rehab tent. Try on all the gear!
  • Make a fire prevention craft.
  • See The Ahrens Fox – a historic firefighting vehicle.
  • Grab lunch and snacks. All proceeds go to Camp BUCKO (Burn Camp for Kids Ontario). 

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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