Fire safety at front: Bushfire Awareness Community Fun Day

Richard Moon, Trevor Prentis, Tayla Cole, City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and Shannon Cole. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d443321
Richard Moon, Trevor Prentis, Tayla Cole, City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and Shannon Cole. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d443321

THE Bushfire Awareness Community Fun Day aims to be an educational and fun family event.

Run by Quinns Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and City of Wanneroo, the October 18 event will promote bushfire survival plans and educate people on how to respond to alerts and warnings.

Brigade acting community emergency services manager Gareth Deeg said the day was a great way for people to get an insight into what firefighters do.

“The event is based on community education and empowering the local community to give them knowledge leading into summer to assist themselves and for firefighters to assist them,” he said.

Activities will include displays and demonstrations of the brigade’s vehicles and personal protective equipment, a Jaws of Life demonstration by Butler Fire Station, children’s entertainment, sausage sizzle and displays from Wanneroo Joondalup SES, St John Ambulance, Clarkson Police, Department of Parks and Wildlife and Western Power.

“After a treacherous 2014/15 fire season we encourage residents to come along and be informed on correct fire safety and emergency procedures while also having a great family day out,” Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said.

“The information you learn at this day could save yours and your loved ones lives, so we implore residents to come along.”

The brigade was awarded a $5000 grant from SGIO to hold the event.

The Bushfire Awareness Community Fun Day will run 10am to 2pm on October 18 at Ridgewood Park.

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