Two Rocks brigade holds fire station open day

Two Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade volunteer firefighters Tom Mattingly and Sam Farley with brigade captain Derek Young.
Two Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade volunteer firefighters Tom Mattingly and Sam Farley with brigade captain Derek Young.

TWO Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade will hold a fire station open station this month.

Captain Derek Young said the brigade will have a recruiting day and an open day on September 22 from noon to 4pm at the Caraway Loop station.

Mr Young said mascots Bushy the Bear and Squirt the Fire Truck would be at the event.

“We will do some live demonstrations to show them our skills,” he said.

“We will put on a sausage sizzle for gold coin donation.

“We have bush fire information that people want – they can ask questions, ask for advice.”

With the bush fire season due to start in December unless conditions prompt an earlier start, Mr Young said people should be looking at firebreaks now to ensure they were clear.

He said they should also cut down overgrown plants around their properties and check gutters were clear.

Mr Young said the brigade had 18 volunteers and shared station facilities with Two Rocks SES Unit, a bush fire cadet unit for 11 to 16-year-olds and Two Rocks Yanchep Emergency Scouts.

He said the open day would give people an opportunity to see their facilities, which have included addition of a training room and change room facilities as well as recent installation of security fencing and tarmac in the parking area.

Visit www.tworocksbfb.org.au for more information.