Fire and rescue visit

An open house was held at the Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service building to give the Charlotte community an opportunity to visit and view the equipment, some of which, like the ropes rescue gear, was available for the public to try. There was a narrated walk-through of the ambulance and a step into fire and rescue’s fast-response rescue boat.

Some who attended were interested in learning more about the department’s budget, needs and operations.

Nine volunteers and duty crew were present and 23 visitors attended. Three visitors explored volunteer opportunities with the Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, and one applied.