Children enjoy water games at Engine 27. Photo courtesy of Baltimore City Fire Department.

Families looking for activities to keep the kids busy around lunchtime on a Friday? 

The Baltimore City Fire Department is hosting “Fridays at The Firehouse,” every Friday through Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Engine 27 at 4315 Mannasota Ave. will open its doors to offer kids under 18 an opportunity to have free lunch, play games, meet their local firefighters, learn about fire safety, tour the station, get on fire trucks, and much more. 

The event began in 2018 and was cancelled two years in a row due to COVID-19, but it is back this year in full force.

BCFD spokesperson Blair Adams said the fire department is thankful to be able to give back to the community.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the Baltimore City Fire Department and the community. We’re really enjoy hosting Fridays at The Firehouse. Since welcoming the people back into the station, we served lunch to more than 100 kids and we are grateful to have the opportunity to serve others.”

The weekly events also give community members a positive interaction with firefighters, instead of only associating them with the misfortune of fires.

“Typically, when our first responders interact with community members, it’s perhaps on one of the worst days of their lives,” Adams said. “Fridays at The Firehouse grant us the opportunity to connect with community members in another way.”

For more information, visit fire.baltimorecity.gov or call  410-396-5616.

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Latrice Hill

Latrice Hill is a Baltimore native and Morgan State University graduate who loves all the great things this city has to offer. She worked with WMAR 2-News as an Assignment Desk Editor before she joined...