Community fun day to heat up bushfire awareness
Published Friday, 25th September 2015
The Quinns Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade is gearing up for a day of family fun to promote bushfire safety and awareness at the Bushfire Awareness Community Fun Day.
The event, in partnership with the City of Wanneroo and the volunteer brigade, will be held at Ridgewood Park, corner of Ridgewood Boulevard and Hester Avenue, on 18 October to promote bushfire survival plans and educate the community on alerts and warnings and how to respond to them.
Mayor Roberts said all four of the City of Wanneroo’s four volunteer brigades were to be commended for their efforts towards community bushfire awareness.
“Safety is always our number one priority for residents and I congratulate our volunteers for the work that has gone into creating the community bushfire awareness day,” she said.
“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.
“The information you learn at this day could save yours and your loved ones lives, so we implore residents to come along.”
There will be a Jaws of Life demonstration by Butler Fire Station as well as vehicles on display from the City’s four fire service brigades and the Department of Parks and Wildlife.
The event will also include children’s entertainment, a visit from Constable Care, a sausage sizzle, displays from the Wanneroo Joondalup SES, St John Ambulance and Clarkson Police, face painting, food and drink vendors and more.
The Quinns Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade was awarded a $5000 SGIO Community Grant towards the event.
The Bushfire Awareness Community Fun Day will run from 10am to 2pm.
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