Bri­gades open to pub­lic

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

CFA’s District 12 head­quar­ters will throw open its doors to the pub­lic to­mor­row, giv­ing the com­mu­nity a chance to see first-hand what hap­pens at HQ.

It is also the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for the com­mu­nity to see what the CFA does to keep ev­ery­one safe and de­liver valu­able fire safety mes­sages.

The open day will run from 10 am un­til noon at District 12 head­quar­ters in McIn­tyre St, Sey­mour.

A re­cruit­ment dis­play and morn­ing tea will be on of­fer, while res­i­dents can get to know what hap­pens in the ICC and how District head­quar­ters works as a non-op­er­a­tional bri­gade.

Broad­ford Fire Bri­gade will also host an open day this month.

The bri­gade will wel­come mem­bers of the pub­lic on Oct 21 be­tween 10 am and 2 pm at its Fer­gu­son St lo­ca­tion.

The open day aims to en­gage the lo­cal com­mu­nity in fire aware­ness with a re­cruit­ment cam­paign, while a free sausage siz­zle will also be on of­fer.

There will be a bush­fire and grass­fire safety dis­play, a res­i­den­tial fire safety dis­play, a re­cruit­ment dis­play and a host of chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

‘‘CFA open days are a great op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to find out how to best pro­tect them­selves, their fam­ily and prop­erty from fire this sum­mer,’’ CFA chief of­fi­cer Steve War­ring­ton said.

‘‘Im­por­tantly, peo­ple who en­gage with emer­gency ser­vices are more likely to re­spond more ef­fec­tively to warn­ings and di­rec­tions dur­ing times of emer­gency.

‘‘De­vel­op­ing trust and fa­mil­iar­ity be­tween the com­mu­nity and emer­gency ser­vices is a cru­cial step in en­sur­ing safety and greatly as­sists our mem­bers in their crit­i­cal role of the pro­tec­tion of life and prop­erty.

‘‘We’re ex­pect­ing an­other busy fire sea­son. Al­though we have been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing heavy rain­fall across some ar­eas of the state we ex­pect a warm, dry sum­mer.’’

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