Martin C. Barry
The 13th annual Laval Firemen’s Festival, which took place from May 31 – June 2 at the Centropolis, delivered all the excitement festival-goers have grown used to since it all started back in 2007.
The weekend opened on Friday evening with the Firemen’s Run, a jogging event with two and five-kilometre trajectories, continuing on Sunday June 2 with one, two, five, 10, 21.1 and 42.2 kilometre circuits.
The ever-popular parade of fire trucks, with sirens and warning signals blaring, took place Saturday morning, starting around 9:30 am from Laval’s industrial park, slowly making its way towards the rendez-vous point at the Centropolis an hour later.
For the whole family
Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 4 pm, the festival site was filled with a range of activities, including educational kiosks on fire prevention and safety, a car accident simulation, firefighter museum artefacts, fire truck displays, and more.
There were even demonstrations of cooking by some of the more kitchen-savvy firefighters, whose sense of haute-cuisine has become well-developed from years of preparing hearty meals in the firehouse kitchen while waiting for emergency calls to come in.