Medowie Fire Brigade hosts successful open day

Archie and Ellie Green trying out ‘Mike’ the fire truck, made by Fire brigade volunteer Bill Taylor.
Archie and Ellie Green trying out ‘Mike’ the fire truck, made by Fire brigade volunteer Bill Taylor.

 

MEDOWIE Rural Fire Brigade hosted a successful ‘Get Ready’ open day recently at the station.

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Around 250 people visited the station to see the displays, chat with our volunteer firies and get safety information on this year’s fire season.

Gavin Smith from Medowie Rural Fire Brigade told News Of The Area, “Even with many things also happening in the community on the same day, like soccer presentations, we had a great turn out.”

“We had a number of people asking questions about fire safety and such after seeing the kitchen fire demonstration, which is a great thing from our perspective.”

“We had to send two of our trucks out to assist with a Salt Ash fire late in the afternoon, so those that were there at the time got really excited to see first hand the crews being dispatched and responding under lights and siren.”

Residents are reminded that they are welcome to visit the station of a Saturday morning if they have any questions at all about fire safety or preparing their homes.

Medowie Brigade is seeking expressions of interest from the public to join the volunteer brigade to assist with protecting our community from fire and other emergencies.

The focus of our recruitment is those with daytime availability, especially during the week such as shift workers, retired people, self employed, stay at home parents or carers, and empty nesters.

 

By Rachael VAUGHAN

 

Children were taught how to hold the fire hose, and had fun knocking down the fire cutouts.
Children were taught how to hold the fire hose, and had fun knocking down the fire cutouts.

 

The kitchen fire demonstration was a great learning experience for families in attendance.
The kitchen fire demonstration was a great learning experience for families in attendance.

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