The Berkeley Fire Department kicks off the start of its 100th birthday festivities with a Saturday open house at Station No. 6, 999 Cedar St.
Similar fetes will be held later at each of Berkeley’s other fire stations.
Saturday’s festivities run from 1 to 4 p.m. and feature station tours, firefighting demonstrations replete with ladders and hoses, an appearance by Sparky the Dog, and a historical display.
Free barbecued hot dogs will be cooked up for all comers and served along with birthday cakes. Also on offer for younger visitors are free fire hats and balloons.
The next open house will be held at Station 5, 2680 Shattuck Ave., on Saturday, June 12, followed by Station 1, 2442 Eighth St., on June 26.