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PHOTO GALLERY: Fire safety fun at Ontario firefighter training facility grand opening

Dozens of people gather at the grand opening of the Ontario Oregon Regional Training Facility on June 18, 2022. The event offered complimentary refreshments, displays of firefighter equipment, as well as a live firefighting demonstration. (The Enterprise/CYNTHIA LIU)

The Ontario Oregon Regional Training Facility held its grand opening on Saturday, June 18. The event showed off fire apparatus, a live firefighting demonstration with a prop car, plus freshly grilled burgers and hot dogs.

The facility in downtown Ontario was developed by the Ontario Fire Department in partnership with fire agencies in the region, including in Idaho. The training center makes it easier to provide training for firefighters but police agencies are also expected to use the buildings and structures.

It will be used by first responders throughout the region.

Firefighters battle a blaze in a prop car during a live demonstration at the . . .