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SMFD to Host Fire Service Day This Saturday

Open House Activities Include Exploring Fire Engines and the Ladder Truck, Guided Fire Station Tours With Firefighters and Hands-Only CPR Training

The Santa Monica Fire Department is gearing up to host a community celebration on May 11 in honor of Fire Service Day at Fire Station 1.

Families and children are invited to participate in open house activities, including the opportunity to explore fire engines and the ladder truck, take guided fire station tours with firefighters, and receive hands-only CPR training and vital emergency preparedness information from the American Red Cross. Additionally, attendees will have the chance to learn about Stop the Bleed techniques in partnership with the University of California, Los Angeles.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1337 7th St.

Throughout the year, the Santa Monica Fire Department conducts outreach programs such as fire station tours, fire engine visits, and education on fire and life safety topics. This event provides a unique opportunity for attendees to interact with local firefighters and gain firsthand insight into their work through engaging, hands-on experiences.

Fire Station 1, located in the downtown core, serves as Santa Monica’s busiest station, having received 7,430 calls for service in 2023. It houses the department’s largest equipment, including the ladder truck, which will be prominently featured on display during Fire Service Day.

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