Firefighter in training Wyatt Truman, 2, takes the wheel of a City of Langley Fire Engine during  the City Fire and Rescue annual open house, which drew a large crowd of families on Thursday, Oct. 8. During the open house visitors learned about the importance of smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and establishing  escape routes in the home.

Firefighter in training Wyatt Truman, 2, takes the wheel of a City of Langley Fire Engine during the City Fire and Rescue annual open house, which drew a large crowd of families on Thursday, Oct. 8. During the open house visitors learned about the importance of smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and establishing escape routes in the home.

City fire hall opens doors, draws a crowd

City of Langley fire department hosted a community open house on Thursday, Oct. 8

City of Langley fire department hosted a community open house on  Thursday, Oct. 8, drawing large crowds of families.

The open house was a safety and prevention education evening, where kids were taught about escape routes, smoke detectors and more.

But the highlight for most kids was being in the driver’s seat of the big fire engine, wearing the turn out gear and getting their own firefighting hat to take home and meeting Sparky the fire dog.