Fire in the Park returns this Saturday

The Vancouver Firefighters Local Union 452 will host its eighth annual Fire in the Park this Saturday, July 15, in Esther Short Park. The free event is a day of fire-safety and first-aid education, with dozens of vendors, displays, and performances. Attendees can learn hands-on CPR, check out fire trucks, learn first aid in AMR’s Teddy Bear Clinic and more. Kids can participate a nine-station, Firefighter Challenge. Those who master all nine challenges will receive a free all-sports helmet. All proceeds go toward the Vancouver Community Assistance Fund. The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit or find the event on Facebook, here.