Marissa GOULD, intern
Fire stations all over the country celebrated Fire Service Day on Saturday. Fire Service Day is an opportunity to educate the community and provide information on what the local fire fighters do. Fire Service Day also helps get the younger generation interested in becoming fire fighters. Glendale-Crescenta Valley fire fighters gathered at Station 21 in downtown Glendale for the festivities.
There was a free pancake breakfast in the morning. A donation boot was set up at the breakfast to collect funds for the family of Christopher Wilke, the son of a Glendale community service member who recently lost his battle with cancer. The money will help pay for medical fees.
Station 21 also had fun activities at the station. Visitors got to climb a rock wall, see the inside of a fire truck and even spray a fire hose. Members of the police department were also there and allowed visitors to go inside a SWAT car. They also brought with them dogs from the K9 unit to demonstrate what the unit does.