Every year, the Beverly Hills Fire Department (BHFD), in conjunction with the Beverly Hills Firefighters Association (BHFA), hosts an open house on the second Saturday during the month of May. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fire Service Day is going on tour. On May 9, a parade of four fire engines, one ladder truck, three paramedic rescue vehicles and one bat- talion chief suburban will be driving through the residential streets of Beverly Hills.
“Because we can’t gather this year, we thought, well, what can we do for the com- munity to get out and still say thank you to the community,” BHFD Chief Greg Barton told the Courier. “So, what we created are routes that the firefighters will take on fire service day this Saturday and drive through neighborhoods to say thank you, like a parade.” The “parade” begins at 10 a.m. with the first of five planned routes, which will be made public by the BHFD in advance.