Cochrane Fire Services will be opening their doors for an open house after pausing them for a few years during the peak of the pandemic.

Cochranites are being invited to drop by this Saturday (Sept. 10) between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to see demonstrations, check out the equipment, and meet firefighters in person.

"We're really excited that we can open the hall for people again so they can come and see what we do, meet our firefighters, and try a few different activities," says Fire Inspector Jeff Avery. "Come by and say hi, and get some public education in. We'll be pleased to see everybody."

Live vehicle extraction demonstrations are at noon and 1 p.m. There's also a garbage can fire simulator to teach children and adults alike how to use fire extinguishers.

Of course, having a chance to check out the equipment, especially their fire trucks, is always a big hit.

"The kids love to jump inside the fire trucks, take some pictures and have a good look at things, maybe even try some junior firefighter gear on," he says.