Sukhwinder Virdi tries his hand at using an extinguisher to put out a fire during an open house held at Clearwater Fire Department on Thursday evening, Oct. 12. Helping out is deputy chief Guy Holland.

Fire department holds open house

Public event held as part of Fire Prevention Week

Public event held as part of Fire Prevention Week

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Clearwater firefighter Evan Capostinsky shows the parts of a firetruck to Ryan Blair, age 1 1/2, and Caleb Blair, age four.

Firefighter Jan Westendorp talks about fire safety in the kitchen during the CVFD open house.

Left: Chance Breckenridge sticks a decal on the chest of Jade Prime, age 2 1/2, as baby Eralyn Prime, age four months, and mother Kaylea Prime watch. All photos by Keith McNeill

A wall of flame erupts as Nicole Giesbrecht sprays a fire with an extinguisher.

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