Laval festival combines fire safety & family fun

The Grande Fête des Pompiers in Laval is a weekend all about fun, safety and physical activity.

Laval will be hosting the tenth anniversary of La Grande Fête des Pompiers from June 3 to 5. This weekend event highlights fire safety and prevention, and supports local firefighters with a variety of family activities on the promenade of the Centropolis.

Firefighters will demonstrate how to handle extinguishers and do interactive workshops that include walking through a smoke-filled house and a vehicle extrication demonstration. There will be a parade of antique firetrucks and kids will be able to jump on inflatables, have their faces painted, enjoy various entertainment and listen to live music.

Adults can sign up for the Hero in 30 CPR training program, offered by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec in partnership with the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and the Corporation d’Urgences-santé. The program is a 30-minute simplified CPR course aimed at teaching more people how to react quickly in emergency situations.

The firefighter race will take place on the Sunday. Families can participate by signing up online and have a choice to run 2 km, 5 km, 10 km or half marathon (21 km).

The funds raised will be donated to the Fondation des pompiers du Québec. The Centropolis is at 1799 Pierre Péladeau Ave. in Laval.

For more information, visit laval.ca.