Fire prevention parade planned for Saturday

Fire trucks, ambulances and other businesses' floats will roll through Burbank on Saturday as part of Walla Walla Fire District 5's annual fire prevention parade and open house.

The parade, which starts at 11 a.m. in front of Columbia High School, will go through downtown Burbank and end at the fire station at 460 Humorist Road.

At the station, citizens can see some live fire demonstrations, watch firefighters rappel down a building and work a fire brigade, said Chief Mike Wickstrom.

The fire crews have a room split down the middle that they will set on fire. One side will have a fire suppression sprinkler and one won't, showing how fire sprinklers can help if a fire starts in a home, Wickstrom said.

There also will be inflatable toys for kids, hot dogs and popcorn. The event ends at 2 p.m.

Last year, more than 300 people turned out for the event. October is fire prevention month.