Remember when you were a kid and your parents took you to the local fire station with promises that you could slide down the fireman’s pole (yes i know, there’s no way to write that without it sound like I’m alluding to something else, sorry) but when you got there they just lined you with a bunch of other kids and took your finger prints and photos and then sent you away without any access to the pole and later told you they never said anything about the poll and that you went there because it was some fancy anti-kidnapping thingy they were doing? No? That wasn’t just me was it? Anyway if you want to see the inside of a fire station, now is your chance.
The second Saturday of May is designated ‘Fire Service Recognition Day’ in Los Angeles. On this day, members of the Los Angeles Fire Department host an Open House to warmly welcome visitors of all ages to their Neighborhood Fire Station.
Along with guided tours at each Fire Station, there will be special displays of Los Angeles Fire Department equipment, apparatus and procedures at these locations:
Sherman Oaks – 5101 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Woodland Hills – Topanga Canyon at Victory Boulevard
Pacific Palisades – 15045 Sunset Boulevard
Tujunga – 7777 Foothill Boulevard
Downtown LA – Olvera Street
Hollywood – 1355 North Cahuenga Boulevard **
San Pedro – Fire Boats at Ports O’Call Village
Exposition Park – 900 Exposition Boulevard
No word yet on pole usage.