Pima’s Big Splash Bash returns Saturday, August 10

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: The Pima Fire Department’s Big Splash Bash is Saturday, Aug. 10 from 5 – 9 p.m. at the Pima Pool.

By Jon Johnson


PIMA – It’s nearly time to strap on a pair of trunks and a feedbag. 

The Pima Volunteer Fire Department’s third annual Big Splash Bash returns to the Pima Pool on Saturday, Aug. 10, and looks to be as thrilling an event as the first two.

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Lavan Taylor mans the grill during the second annual Big Splash Bash.

The fun will take place at the Pima Pool from 5 – 9 p.m., with proceeds going toward the recreation fund for the volunteer Pima Fire Department.

Helicopters from LifeNet and AirEvac will also be on display, as well as various law enforcement vehicles and the Pima Fire Department’s new tanker truck, which was the inspiration for the inaugural season’s event. And don’t forget to grab a firefighter T-shirt for memorabilia.

Jon Johnson Video/Gila Herald: Second Annual Big Splash Bash

Along with free entry to the swimming pool, there will be hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, potato chips, and popsicles for sale.

The Big Splash Competition will headline the games with different age groups for smaller and larger competitors.

So, come out and enjoy an end of summer hurrah at the Pima Pool and help support the Pima Volunteer Fire Department at the same time at this year’s Big Splash Bash on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 5 – 9 p.m.