Murrieta Fire & Rescue 76th Firefighters BBQ held at Town Square Park

Young Firefighter Explorers show off what they learned in handling a firehose in the event of a fire at the Murrieta Fire & Rescue 76th Firefighters BBQ Town Square Park, April 15. Many Firefighter Explorers from throughout Riverside County took part in the “Explorer Muster” at the barbecue vying for trophies and bragging rights. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
Murrieta’s Town Square came alive with sirens, flashing lights, hundreds of firefighters and their Explorer groups and more than 1,000 nearby and surrounding Riverside County residents at the Murrieta Fire & Rescue Firefighters BBQ, celebrating its 76th anniversary on Saturday, April 15.Almost 100 vendors filled the square. Stage shows entertained the crowd, including a group of firefighter bagpipe performers. A huge barbecue offering tri-tip and other hot meals were being prepared, and a beer garden served various beverages for adult guests. Fire department explorer scouts displayed their aspirations in becoming firefighters and paramedics by participating in skills competitions, with trophies awarded to the winners.The annual BBQ was even more special for the current full-t
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