On Saturday, June 1, 2019, the Manhattan Beach Police and Fire Departments will hold an Open House from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
The Police and Fire Open House will showcase services, equipment, as well as staff that provide public safety and emergency response to our community. Guests will have the opportunity to meet members of the Manhattan Beach Police Department and Manhattan Beach Fire Department including: SWAT Team, Motor/Traffic Officers, Parking and Animal Control Officers, K-9 Team, Firefighters/Paramedics, as well as volunteers that support Neighborhood Watch, Victim Assistance Team, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Police Explorers and the Police Support Volunteers program.
There will be demonstrations throughout the day including: the Police SWAT Team and K-9 Team and the Fire Department’s auto extrication using the jaws of life.
There will be an extensive display of public safety vehicles including: Fire Truck, SWAT Van, Beach Patrol Rhino (all-terrain vehicle), Beach Patrol Truck, Patrol SUV, Traffic Motorcycle, Animal Control Rescue Truck and the Police and Fire Mobile Command Center. In addition, Police and Fire personnel will be displaying their specialized equipment used for SWAT, Firefighting, Animal Aid and Rescues.
The Fire Bay will be open and there will be guided tours of the Jail throughout the day. There will be plenty of giveaways for the kids and lots of photo opportunities with a fire truck, police motorcycle or SUV and with your favorite police officer or firefighter.
The Police and Fire facilities are located at 400 15th Street on the corner of 15th Street and Valley Drive. Visitors can enter the event site through the gates on Valley Drive, between 13th Street and 15th Street or through the Fire Bay on 15th Street. Come early so you can enjoy coffee and donuts (while supplies last).
As part of the Police & Fire Open House, there will also be a car show from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM in the Civic Center Parking lot. If you own a hot rod or a classic/vintage car and you’d like to display your car for the event, please contact Officer Brian Cobian.