Rescuers reveal a range of expertise
More than 3000 people turned up to Motat’s Fire and Rescue Day on Sunday.
The extravaganza of all things fire and rescue also launched Motat’s latest visiting exhibition, Rescue.
As well as showcasing some of Motat’s extensive historical fire engine collection there were also numerous vehicles from the New Zealand Fire Service, police bikes and support vehicles.
Visitors were able to climb inside fire engines, squirt a fire hose, see the rescue tender use the jaws of life to crack open a damaged car, and race against a speed camera to see how fast they could run.
The day was run with the support of the fire service, Urban Search and Rescue, Civil Defence, St John, the police, the Armed Defenders and Outreach Pet Therapy.
Important message: Firefighters teach a group of youngsters about the importance of a safe meeting place in the event of a fire at home.