Open day today at Branyan Rural Fire Bridage
WHEN Branyan Rural Fire Brigade first officer Shane Ellem joined the service 10 years ago, he did so to help support the community.
The Branyan Rural Fire Brigade is asking the Bundaberg community to come along to their open day on the corner of Bartholdt and Narooma Dr for a free BBQ lunch.
There will be a jumping castle, face painting and other activities for the kids.
Mr Ellem said the event was part of Rural Fire Service week.
"It recognises the effort that the volunteers put in each year to maintain the Rural Fire Service," he said.
Mr Ellem said today was important for a numerous reasons.
"One, it encourages the community to come and see how we can support the community," he said.
"And it also attracts memberships (to the Rural Fire Service) hopefully. "And it also gives back to the crew and the families as well for the continued support and effort they put in year after year."
Mr Ellem said the Branyan Rural Fire Brigade responds to remote area house fires with water support for the urbans, grass fires and bush fires.
"And we also does community education about being bush fire prepared," Mr Ellem said.
"It's a wide variety; we do flood cleanups as well."
The Branyan Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade also played an active role during the North Bundaberg with rescues during the floods and cleanup work after.
Branyan Rural Fire Brigade Open Day
- BBQ lunch, jumping castle, face painting and other children's activities.
- Fire trucks, equipment and the areas new appliance will be on display
- Live fire displays from community educators
Why: To say thank-you Branyan and the wider Bundaberg community support
When: Today from 10am to 2pm
Where: Cnr Barholdt and Narooma Dr, Branyan