The 100 block of N. Alfred Street was closed off early on Saturday morning, Aug. 2, for the annual Friendship Firehouse anniversary festival. The Alexandria Fire Department rotated vehicles at the north end of the block throughout the morning and early afternoon allowing visitors to climb into and explore the fleet. Vendors offered books, jewelry, t-shirts, home services and public safety information for the guests. Office of Historic Alexandria director Lance Mallamo and city officials served birthday cake. Friendship Firehouse members and volunteers handed out balloons and fire helmets to the children. For more information on the historic firehouse visit www.friendshipfirehouse.net.