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Answers to burning questions
Wodonga Fire Brigade conducted a Fire Preparedness Day on Saturday 24 November as part of Fire Action Week.
The Preparedness Day was held at Bunnings Warehouse, Wodonga, in order to make contact with as many people as possible.
“We have traditionally conducted a station-based Open Day but with attendance numbers dwindling since 2009 the decision was made to take our message to the people rather than expect the people to come to us,” said Leading Firefighter Brett Myers.
Bunnings Wodonga was extremely supportive of the event by supplying a fire truck jumping castle, face painters, a balloon sculptor and plenty of giveaways.
The event also included the CFA caravan, a bushfire preparedness display, Wodonga Fire Brigade’s kiddies fire truck and plenty of full-sized fire trucks to look at. The Home Bushfire Assessment Service (HBAS) was also at the event 10 property assessments were requested.
Carlyle Fire Brigade put on a BBQ at the front of Bunnings.
The breakfast show team from local FM radio station 105.7 The River broadcast live from the event, which was a fantastic way to promote the event leading up to and on the day.
Overall, the event was a huge success.
By Brett Myers