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Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency Celebrates 250 Years of Organized Fire Fighting at a Kick Off Event on Monday, May 31st at Grand Parade

(Friday, May 28, 2004) - On Monday, May 31, 2004 the Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency will celebrate its 250th anniversary of organized fire fighting at a kick-off event at the Grand Parade. Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency is the oldest fire service in Canada and the event will feature displays of old and new vehicles, fire fighters in period costumes, technical rope rescue, hazmat, fire prevention, and many other exhibits.

The following events will take place:

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

  • Free Pancake Breakfast
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Official Ceremony( includes Flag Unveiling, Carved Statue and book artwork design presentation)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Entertainment by children's entertainer, Mary Lambert
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • BBQ Fundraiser for Burn Treatment Society
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    For further information contact:

    Jeanette MacKay
    Public Relations & Community Liaison Coordinator
    Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency Service

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