Sparks Fire Department Schedules Annual Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run

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To mark National Fire Protection Week, the Sparks Fire Department holds its 29th annual pancake breakfast and open house from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 at its main station, 1605 Victorian Avenue.

Events include a live kitchen fire demonstration, jaws of life vehicle extrication, fire safety trailer exhibit , station tours, junior firefighter challenge and static displays. “Sparky,” a fire dog mascot, will also be on site for pictures.

The menu consists of pancakes, ham, eggs, juice, milk, and coffee. Breakfast is $5 for the general public and $2 for children younger than 12 and seniors age 55 and older. Food will be served by city leaders and firefighters.

Parking is available in the west Nugget Resort Casino lot off of Victorian Plaza Circle. Free shuttle service will be provided by the Nugget.

Prior to the event is the fifth annual First Alarm 5K run and walk in the west Nugget parking lot, 1100 Nugget Avenue, at 7:30 a.m. Participants can register online in advance or starting at 6:30 a.m. that morning. Cost is $35 per pre-registered participant and includes a ticket to the pancake breakfast. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Sparks Firefighters Association.

For information on the pancake breakfast, call 775-353-2261 or email [email protected]

For information on the First Alarm run, visit https://www.active.com?sparks-nv/running/distance-running-races/5th-annual-first-alarm-5k-run-walk-2018.

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