June 30, 2022
Under 8s Day was a real blast for families in Kingaroy’s Memorial Park on Thursday morning.
There was an “exploding” kitchen fire (see below), fire hoses, sirens, police vehicles and even two police horses!
The day was organised by South Burnett Partnerships For Kids with support from the South Burnett Regional Council.
While the children had fun exploring all the emergency services vehicles or playing games, adults could browse one of the 30 stalls spread around the park.
Peta Clarkson, from South Burnett Partnerships For Kids, said everything was free and everyone taking part was a volunteer.
“We are trying to let the community know what is out there,” she said.
“It is amazing how the whole community has come together to support families.”
There was health and emergency information and tips on how children can transition from kindy into school.
For the kids, there was biscuit decorating, facepainting, music and prizes. Even the Kingaroy Men’s Shed got into the act, showing children how to drive a nail!
Special guest for the day was “singing author” Deano Yipadee.
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Kitchen Fire Demo
The QFES kitchen fire demonstration was popular with the crowd at Under 8s Day.
Kingaroy Fire Station Officer Bruce Groer demonstrated what happens if you try to put out an oil fire on the stove with water.
The water instantly turns to steam and expands to 1700 times its size, and the boiling oil explodes.
Now the right way … using a fire blanket.