Residents got fired up Saturday during the latest Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Department open house.
The department hosted the annual meet-and-greet to introduce firefighters to the community and educate people on the department’s services — as well as the skills of its personnel.
The day began with a parade of firefighting equipment, followed by a demonstration of protective clothing. The firefighters then showed how to rescue someone from a car accident and fight a live fire.
Firefighters also simulated a rope rescue with a ladder truck.
The Newport Beach Fire Department will hold its annual Fire Service Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Fire Station No. 7, 20401 Acacia St.
The free event will include station tours and demonstrations.