Open day for the bri­gade

Te Puke Times - - NEWS - By AMY DI­A­MOND news@tepuke­times.co.nz

Te Puke’s vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers will roll up the sta­tion doors and get the fire trucks out this Satur­day in a com­mu­nity open day.

From noon the sta­tion will be open and a range of com­mu­nity ser­vices will come to­gether.

Vol­un­teer fire­fighter Liz Cooper said it was the first time the bri­gade had held an event like this and the theme was “com­mu­nity”.

St John staff, a Ki­wirail rep­re­sen­ta­tive and a team from Em­pow­er­men­tNZ were ex­pected to be there on the day. Liz said St John staff would be talk­ing to the pub­lic about the job they do and Ki­wirail would touch on rail safety.

Em­pow­er­men­tNZ would be work­ing be­hind the bar­be­cue and Liz asked ev­ery­one to bring food for the lo­cal food­bank in ex­change for a sausage siz­zle.

“We’re hop­ing to get many fam­i­lies and kids stop­ping by. It’s a chance to come into the sta­tion and even try on some gear and take some pho­tos,” she said.

Liz said the day was an op­por­tu­nity to ask lo­cal vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers about the bri­gade and those who were in­ter­ested in join­ing could find out more in­for­ma­tion.

With an ex­pand­ing com­mu­nity Liz said the open day was a good chance for new­com­ers to get in­volved and meet peo­ple.

PHOTO / AMY DI­A­MOND

Te Puke’s vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers are look­ing for­ward to see­ing the com­mu­nity on Satur­day for the open day. From left, Wayne Bain, Liz Cooper, Lau­rence Cameron and Steven Hen­num.

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