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Historical Society to host Salute to Firefighters


Last updated 3/14/2013 at Noon

Retired Fire Captain Mark Strikwerda and Fallbrook Fire Chief Bill Metcalf ride in a 1918 American LaFrance fire truck, owned by the Fallbrook Firefighters Association in the Fallbrook Christmas Parade.

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Historical Society will host “A Salute to Firefighters – Past and Present” on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum grounds, 1730 Hill Street, (Rocky Crest Road and Hill Street).

A unique collection of antique fire trucks from throughout the county will be on display, including Fallbrook’s own “Alfie.” Also on hand will be Smokey Bear and Pluggie (a radio-controlled fire hydrant), and a fire information booth with gifts for children. North County Fire’s newest engine will also be on display and visitors will get an up-close look at all the latest in fire-fighting technology.

A brief slide presentation entitled “The History of Firefighting in Fallbrook” will be presented at noon, along with remarks from current and past Fallbrook fire chiefs. The program will end with a “Salute to Firefighters” – the community’s expression of gratitude to local firefighters – past and present – for their service and commitment to residents’ safety and well-being.

Refreshments will be served at the end of the program.

All of the Fallbrook Historical Society’s buildings – the Pittinger House, the Museum, the Ford Room, the Rock and Mineral Room, and the Barn – will be open for visitors and docents will be on hand to guide visitors and answer questions.

The event is open to the general public and free of charge.


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