Incident Commander Dustin Thurman keeps track of crews during a training exercise at the Spokane Valley Fire Department's newly refurbished burn tower, Thurs. evening, Nov. 17, 2011. SR file photo.
If you have ever wanted a chance to get up close and watch firefighters do their job, here's your chance. The Spokane Valley Fire Department will host an open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their training center at 2411 N. Pioneer Lane. It's located next to the fire station at Sullivan and Marietta.
They have a full day planned with a vehicle extrication demonstration, a fire attack demonstration, a firefighter combat course challenge and a demonstration by Mako the arson dog. Lunch will be served. There's no charge for the event and all are invited.