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CFA Sunday at Truganina

  • Crew Leader of the future
  • Inspecting Trug's Pumper Tanker
  • So bright I gotta wear shades
  • This is what the day is all about
  • Hey Mum he sounds like Darth Vader...
  • Demos all get the interest of the public
  • Teamwork admired by the crowd
  • He Dad up here you can see EVERYTHING
  • This Crew Leader job is a serious business

By: Graham Abbott

Category: Community Safety, Events / Fundraising / Offers

  6.57 PM 24 November, 2013

Location: District 14 News

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The weather might have been grey and overcast, but that didn't stop the locals turning out for CFA Sunday at Truganina.

Truganina have been involved in CFA Sunday since the beginning and every year look to get more and more people to the station on Leakes Road in Tarneit.  This year proved a challenge because of the overcast and drizzly weather, but 150-200 hardy souls stilled braved the elements to come see their local volunteer fire brigade.

Inside the engine bay we had community safety information for the adults and activities for the children, including one of the Children's Fire Trucks, colouring-in and a quiz they had to find answers to around the station if they wanted to collect their show bag of CFA and MFB promo goodies.

Outside the Pumper-Tanker and Tanker were out on the hard stand, along with the Truganina Incident Support Trailer and the BA Trailer which just happened to be at the station for training over the last week or so.  Down the end the marquees were out, the barbecues fired up, and a local Cafe2U coffee van chipped in to make sure everyone had a feed and something to drink.

Throughout the day we had activities going so our visitors could see and try aspects of being a CFA member.  As always this really got people involved, and generated a lot of interest, positive feedback and good will.  

Thanks to all the members of Truganina Brigade who took part, vendors who supported us (Brumby's bakery, Mauro Bros butcher and the coffee van especially), the local Barry Plant office for real estate board signs and District 14 Community Safety staff for their help. Thanks also to Lucy Abbott for some great photos. 

Last Updated: 24 November 2013