It was a zoo of little firefighters in the making Saturday at Pullman's Fire Station No. 1.
Vikki Johnson, who coordinated the Fire Station's Open House and all of the booths, said she couldn't have asked for a better turnout or a more beautiful day to celebrate fire safety awareness.
Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said every year his department holds an open house, alternating between the department's two stations, to remind the community they are there and willing to assist in any way they can.
A long line of children formed at the firehose station where they sprayed water at "flames" rising up through the windows of a house, while others posed for a pictures with Sparky the dalmatian in their own firefighting gear. Still others waited their turn at the obstacle course where they were able to simulate some of the things real firefighters do when responding to a burning building.
Reserve firefighter Angela Teal said she came up with the idea for an obstacle course several years ago in order to give the children a physical activity.