A warm, family atmosphere will be in the works at the Coquitlam FireFit Championships taking place Saturday, May 7 at Coquitlam Centre Mall.
"This is more than just a firefighting challenge," says Coquitlam firefighter Craig Stewart in a press release. "This event caters to the whole family."
A kid's area with fire trucks on display will be set up, along with an opportunity to have their pictures taken in firefighting gear.
Other kid's activities and a barbecue and beer garden will also be available at the event, which starts with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. with competition set to begin at 11 a.m.
Also a silent auction featuring unique prizes will also be arranged, with all proceeds set to go to the Coquitlam Firefighters' Charitable Society.
"The money raised will then be redirected back into the community on some level, or used to support other charities with similar objectives," Stewart says. "The more we raise, the more we can help out. Visit www.coquitlamfirefit.ca.