Grand opening for Innisfail fire hall

The public can get a look at Innisfail’s new fire hall during a grand opening celebration on Saturday.

The public can get a look at Innisfail’s new fire hall during a grand opening celebration on Saturday.

Construction on the fire hall began in October 2011 and was completed this summer.

The fire hall, at 4949 49th St., was built on the site of the former Mary Morton Library, which was renovated and expanded as part of a $1.8-million project to create bays for fire equipment, a hose-drying tower, change rooms and office space.

Celebrations begin at 9 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon. There will be barbecue, and high-angle rescue and vehicle-extrication demonstrations.

Sparky the Fire Dog will be on hand and there will door prizes and activities for the children.

Festivities wrap up about 3 p.m.