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.’’