Open day for the brigade
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.
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.