The North Bay Museum will host the official exhibit opening of “Ablaze: Firefighting in North Bay” in conjunction with the North Bay Fire Department on Friday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m. The event will feature speeches by retired Platoon Chief John Sutherland, Deputy Chief Greg Saunders, and Mayor Al McDonald.
As early settlers worked to develop North Bay, protection from fire quickly became a pressing need. The development of North Bay and the lives of local residents have been impacted by fires that claimed homes, businesses, and even lives of North Bay residents.
This exhibit explores the impact of fire and the North Bay Fire Department through historic images from some of North Bay's most memorable fires. Historic firefighting equipment is also on display along with modern gear which visitors can try on while at the museum.
The exhibit was developed with research assistance from Mike Hives and Chris Cuthbertson from the North Bay Fire Department.
The official opening will kick off free admission at the North Bay Museum on June 14th and June 15th as part of the “Bay Days” festival. The exhibit will be open until September 7.