Res­cuers re­veal a range of ex­per­tise

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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.

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