Lifeguard Brett Jones gives Solana Beach residents Rylan Lees and Aiden Lundby a thumbs-up for their “practice round” on the rescue vehicle. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek
Lifeguard Brett Jones gives Solana Beach residents Rylan Lees and Aiden Lundby a thumbs-up for their “practice round” on the rescue vehicle. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek
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Open house offers fire safety tips, kits and demos

SOLANA BEACH — Halloween safety kits, sidewalk CPR training, face painting, food and live music were all part of an Oct. 25 Solana Beach Fire Department open house.

But the most popular activities, especially among the younger attendees, were pretending to drive fire trucks, a lifeguard jet ski and other emergency vehicles.

The annual event also included fire prevention tips, a vehicle extrication and live fire demonstrations.

Parker and Hayden Hinds of Del Mar take a spin on the prize wheel. Photo by Bianca KaplanekStuart Volkow gets a CPR lesson from Mary Murphy of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Department. Photo by Bianca KaplanekIt isn’t clear which Leucadia resident is having more fun checking out the equipment on this emergency vehicle — Noah Marmar or his dad, Eli. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek