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Fun time story time

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On Friday morning June 19, Ferntree Gully Fire Brigade in conjunction with the Ferntree Gully Regional Library, held their fourth Fun Story Time at the Ferntree Gully Fire Station.

There were loads of activities for the children including stories to be told, songs to be sung together with art and craft activities. A number of the children dressed up like real firefighters when it was their turn to squirt a little water from the FTG tanker. This was safely carried out under the watchful eyes of our experienced firefighters Byron Rutgers and Bill Watson.

Community Safety at Ferntree Gully never takes a holiday even in winter months, with Graham Crichton being one of the driving forces behind these story days.  However he acknowledges that without the continued support of firefighters like Byron Rutgers and Bill Watson the event could not have taken place.

Community Safety Coordinator Graham said, “Each time we hold the story-time days, the number of children, parents and grandparents attending increases beyond our expectations.  There were more 140 children and 120 adults present on Friday, and the feedback to the brigade has been extremely positive.

“These sessions give us the opportunity to mix with the community and spread our fire safety message by presenting three very short but important messages to the mums, dads and grandparents present. These events also assist the community to understand the important role that our volunteer fire brigade plays in the community and makes the community feel comfortable in being around what is in effect their fire station."

A message was left on the CFA website thanking the volunteer firefighters, library staff and even Rusty Arnold the Bear for holding the story time, mentioning how much fun she and her daughter had.

A huge thank you to the brigade members, library staff Sue Wootten and Trudy and to the children and parents for making this event so successful.

Last Updated: 23 June 2015