Santa swaps sleigh for fire truck

Joondalup Weekender - - News -

SANTA will visit Yanchep and Two Rocks fam­i­lies early this Christ­mas Eve.

In a long-run­ning tra­di­tion for the area, Santa and the lo­cal vol­un­teer fire brigades will visit 16 parks on Christ­mas Eve to give out treats to chil­dren.

Yanchep Vol­un­teer Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice (YVFRS) Lieu­tenant Dean Holmes said the an­nual Santa Run was a way to bring fes­tive cheer to the com­mu­nity.

“There is some­thing pretty mag­i­cal about Santa ar­riv­ing at your lo­cal park in a big red fire truck,” he said.

“As well as be­ing a fun ac­tiv­ity for the kids, it’s a great way for res­i­dents to get to know their lo­cal fire­fight­ers and to raise aware­ness of our role in the com­mu­nity.

“With so many new fam­i­lies mov­ing into the area just in the past 12 months, we’re hop­ing to make this year’s Santa Run big­ger and bet­ter than ever.”

Mr Holmes said the fire trucks could ac­com­pany Santa if not called to at­tend fire emer­gen­cies.

The an­nual De­cem­ber 24 Santa Run event is a joint col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the YVFRS and the Two Rocks Vol­un­teer Bush­fire Brigade.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.face­book.com/YVFRS . www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d462658

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt

Santa just keeps truckin’: Char­lie Hem­s­ley as the man in red with Craig Smith and Dean Holmes.

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