Trinity Wharehinga, 8, from Nanango, with David Sewell, from the Rural Fire Service … Trinity played with the fire hose and was rewarded with a radio when she learned how to roll it up!

May 30, 2024

The first of the South Burnett Regional Council’s latest round of “community resilience” days was hosted by the East Nanango Rural Fire Brigade on Saturday.

The Emergency Services Expo included demonstrations by rural and urban firies and timely information about bushfire safety.

There were also giveaways – including emergency kit items – as well as a free barbecue and drinks.

Local residents were invited to drop in and chat to the firefighters, and children had the opportunity to play with fire hoses and test out the trucks’ sirens.

There are two more Emergency Expos scheduled soon:

  • June 8 – at the Ballogie RFB Shed, 12398 Chinchilla-Wondai Road, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • June 22 – at the Taromeo RFB shed, Hart Street, Blackbutt. from 10:00am to 2:00pm
“Bushy” (aka Barry Masters from the East Nanango RFB) with Kayhne Jones, from Nanango, and Nanango firefighters Fiona Schatkowski and Geoff French
Handing out Get Ready kits were South Burnett Regional Council Disaster Management officers Natasha Schulz and Donna Brown with Deputy Mayor and Local Disaster Management Committee chair Cr Danita Potter
A rural fire simulator waiting to be lit … the simulator shows how bushfires race quickly up hills


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