Cool down at Barrie fire department’s Hot Summer Nights, coming to a park near you

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For the eighth year running, Barrie firefighters are having a meet-and-greet session to ‘cool down’ local residents.
In what has become an annual tradition, the Barrie Fire and Emergency Service (BFES) is participating in Hot Summer Nights, a free summertime event offered by the City of Barrie.
Kids of all ages can check out the cooling fire truck shower, meet firefighters, ask fire safety questions and participate in hands-on activities such as a retro combat gear challenge to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the service. Domino’s Pizza will be on site at the events selling pizza slices for $1 each, with proceeds going to charity.
“Events like Hot Summer Nights reflect our vision of getting to know the community better and educating residents to ensure they are safe, all while having fun,” says Samantha Hoffmann, Public Fire and Life Safety Officer, BFES.
Hot Summer Nights take place from 6 to 8 p.m. during July and August, weather permitting, on the following dates:
• July 18 – Shear Park, 21-23 Holgate Street
• July 25 – Pringle Park, 29 Pringle Drive
• Aug. 1 – Sunnidale Park, 227 Sunnidale Road
• Aug. 8 – Painswick Park, 231 Ashford Drive
• Aug. 15 – Batteaux Park, 443 Mapleton Avenue
• Aug. 21 – Lawnchair Luminata at Meridian Place, downtown Barrie (note: this event takes place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
For more information, visit If any of the above dates are cancelled due to weather, a notice will be shared on Barrie Fire’s Twitter account.