Open day a chance to meet local firefighters: Butler Fire Station

Butler firefighters Ken Davison, Paul Hughes, Pat Riley and Kevin Fairbrother are gearing up for their open day on October 24. Picture: Martin Kennealey         www.communitypix.com.au   d441852
Butler firefighters Ken Davison, Paul Hughes, Pat Riley and Kevin Fairbrother are gearing up for their open day on October 24. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d441852

FIREFIGHTERS will open the doors at Butler Fire Station this month so residents can get a closer look.

Butler Fire and Rescue’s station officer Paul Hughes said the brigade would hold its first open day on October 24, 10am to 4pm, coinciding with Bushfire Action Month.

Previously based in Nowergup, the crew moved into their purpose-built station in January.

Mr Hughes said the open day would raise awareness about bushfires and home fire safety with stalls and demonstrations from firefighters.

He said other emergency services would be there, including police, St John Ambulance and volunteer fire and rescue crews from Yanchep and Wanneroo.

“A road crash demonstration will be done on the day as well, using the jaws of life,” Mr Hughes said.

They will also have a vintage fire truck on display and a demonstration by the canine rescue team.

The Salvation Army will have a fundraising sausage sizzle.