The Abbotsford Fire Fighters Association, in partnership with the City of Abbotsford, opened a new playground at Exhibition Park over the weekend. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

VIDEO: Firefighters open new playground at Exhibition Park

Project completed in partnership with City of Abbotsford

The Abbotsford Fire Fighters Association, in partnership with the City of Abbotsford’s parks, recreation and culture department, celebrated the official opening on Sunday of a new playground at Exhibition Park.

The Fire Fighter Memorial Playground honours first responders for their work and remembers those who have died.

Visitors to the playground are greeted with a sign that reads “A Fireman’s Prayer.” The prayer was published in 1958 and was written by retired firefighter A.W. “Smokey” Linn.

Last year marked the 10-year anniversary of the passing of Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) Capt. Dean Larivee and the one-year anniversary of AFRS Lieut. Martin Sunderland, who both succumbed to cancer-related illnesses.

Their regimental numbers, Q45 and Q89, can be found on the sides of the fire truck at the playground.

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