Tuned up for fire season

November 14, 2017

Shepparton Search and Rescue members Nacole Standfield, Michael D'Elia and Wayne Reither.

CFA mascot Captain Koala with Verity Joy-Watson, 3, at the Tallygaroopna event.

Stuart Zanelli teaches Lara Tielan, 6, how to master the CFA's most important tool - the water hose.

Local business owners Jenny Asbury and Isobel Teitz at the CFA event.

Tallygaroopna locals Braxton Brett, 4, and Nikolas Brett, 18 months, try out CFA helmets.

About 180 people attended Sunday's mini market and open day in Tallygaroopna.

The sausage sizzle was popular at the mini market and open day in Tallygaroopna on Sunday.

More than half of Tallygaroopna’s residents turned out for an event at the fire station on Sunday morning.

Tallygaroopna Fire Brigade’s mini market and open day saw about 180 people attend and enjoy the community awareness event.

The day was aimed at engaging the community ahead of the fire season.

‘‘The turnout was well above expectation, it was really good,’’ Tallygaroopna firefighter Louise McKinnon said.

‘‘We had our fire trucks, Shepparton Search and Rescue, an aerial pumper and service groups here, including the local Lions club.’’

CFA mascot Captain Koala entertained the children.

‘‘I’d encourage anyone who is interested in becoming a firefighter to visit the CFA website,’’ Ms McKinnon said.

‘‘Also, make sure you register your burn-offs and a reminder that the fire danger period begins on November 20.’’

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