Dampier hosts re­gion at bi­en­nial fete

Pilbara News - - News - Pe­ter de Krui­jff

Dampier opened its arms to the Pil­bara on Satur­day with its bi­en­nial school fete and an open day at the Dampier Vol­un­teer Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice.

Sirens sounded spo­rad­i­cally from the fire sta­tion, where fire­fight­ers show­cased their equip­ment, a crash dis­play, and the 9000 litre-ca­pac­ity air­port fire truck in their an­nual bid to muster more vol­un­teers.

Adding to the car­ni­val at­mos­phere was a pie be­ing thrown at the face of Spirit 1260 af­ter­noon pre­sen­ter Angie Ay­ers.

Ay­ers, for­merly brim­ming with con­fi­dence, had lost a race on live ra­dio against DVFRS cap­tain Ron Quince to see who could get into a full wardrobe of level-two struc­tural fire gear the quick­est.

Ay­ers was still work­ing on get­ting on her jacket, gloves, and hel­met when Mr Quince blitzed her in a time of 1min. 9sec. to her 1:40.

Mr Quince said hope­fully some of the mums and dads who brought their chil­dren along would think about join­ing the unit, and maybe in the fu­ture even the chil­dren.

The Dampier Pri­mary School fete, held later in the af­ter­noon, was opened by prin­ci­pal Luke Bre­man, who thanked the fete com­mit­tee and the par­ents and cit­i­zens as­so­ci­a­tion for do­ing the hard yards to make it a re­al­ity.

The school choir started things off by singing the songs Count­ing Stars by One-Re­pub­lic, and Rip­tide by Vance Joy.

The fete tends to at­tract more than 1000 vis­i­tors who en­joy the stalls, com­pe­ti­tions, auc­tions, food, horse rides, and fire­fighter bub­ble show.

The Dampier fire fight­ers train ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 5pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Mr Quince on 0408 955 135.

Pic­tures: Pe­ter de Krui­jff

The Dampier Pri­mary School choir opened up fes­tiv­i­ties at the bi­en­nial fete.

DVFRS cap­tain Ron Quince and Spirit Ra­dio 1260 pre­sen­ter Angie Ay­ers.

Tiny ballerinas and a gi­ant car­rot at the Dampier fete.

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