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Firefighters hosting open house this Saturday

Demonstrations by the Park Rapids Fire Department are an essential and educational part of the annual open house, which is June 15 this year. (Enterprise file photo)

The Park Rapids Fire Department hosts its annual, family-friendly open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall.

Firefighters are grilling a hot lunch, featuring their "famous firehouse beans." Freewill donations will be accepted.

Several demonstrations are planned with fire extinguishers, a miniature burning house and smoke house. Volunteer firefighters spent many hours in training to learn different techniques for fighting all kinds of fires, using the "Jaws of Life" and conducting water rescues.

Face painting, caricatures and bouncy houses with slides are among the entertainment.

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