Fire crews on sweet mis­sion

Biloela fireys bring back lolly drop

Central Telegraph - - NEWS - Glen Por­te­ous Glen.Por­te­[email protected]­tral­tele­graph.com.au

BILOELA Fire Sta­tion will have bells and whis­tles go­ing on Christ­mas Eve, let­ting the kids and the grown-up ones know there is only one more sleep un­til Christ­mas Day.

The lo­cal fireys will be do­ing a lolly drop around town to make the kids’ af­ter­noon.

Aux­il­iary fire­fighter Gus David said it’s a great com­mu­nity mo­ment for ev­ery­one to cel­e­brate to Christ­mas.

❝do­na­tions All for the lolly drop are greatly ap­pre­ci­ated... — Gus David

“It helps with com­mu­nity spirit and it makes the kids happy and ex­cited to see the lights and sirens go­ing on the fire trucks,” Mr David said.

“The older fireys used to do it and we are now bring­ing it back for these kids.

“I love it when you see the kids’ faces and this helps to let them know about emer­gency ser­vices in gen­eral.”

At around 3pm, two or three fire trucks will de­part from the fire sta­tion and bring some Christ­mas joy to the res­i­dents.

“All do­na­tions for the lolly drop are greatly ap­pre­ci­ated and shows a great com­mu­nity spirit get­ting be­hind and sup­port­ing it,” he said.

The fire­fight­ers will head out along Moura Rd, just past the car­a­van park.

They will also cover Saras Lane, Baileys Lane, Muirs Rd and Paynes Rd.

Mr David urged ev­ery­one to look af­ter each other this fes­tive sea­son.

PHOTO: GLEN POR­TE­OUS

CHRIST­MAS FUN: Biloela fire­fight­ers Se­nior Fire­fighter Richard Dip­pel and Lieu­tenant Matt Jor­dan are ready for the Christ­mas Eve lolly run.

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