LA Sanitation Department Open House 2018

LA Sanitation Dept Open House
Surveying the area, making their plan.

It’s almost that time of year again! The day little boys (and girls) look forward to all year long – trash truck open house! My son equates spring and summer with several things and the opening day to summer in his mind is the LA Sanitation Department’s open house (and the Fire Service Recognition Day!).  This year’s events are a little more spread out meaning that you could reasonably hit all 6 open houses!

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Fire Service Recognition Day Open House 2018

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“Let’s go boys. We have an emergency.” – 4 yr old boy having the time of his life.

There are several important events in the year according to my son. Christmas and Easter are two, but right up there with national holidays are the open house days for the sanitation department and the fire stations!

The second Saturday of May is designated as Fire Service Recognition Day in Los Angeles (and a few surrounding cities). As part of this, neighborhood fire stations host an open house to welcome visitors of all ages. Local stations invite kids to sit in fire trucks, spray water from the hoses and explore the station. However, a few of stations go above and beyond to really wow their visitors with dramatic demonstrations and free food and drinks.

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