Fire team to bring their efforts to Epping

November 1, 2016 by  

Firefighters from the Country Fire Association (CFA) in Epping will welcome the public who visit their fire station in an Open Day.

This will be an opportunity to see what the fire brigade does, as well as learn about fire safety and best practices for preparing for the Australian summer and fire season. Firefighters will be available to talk to visitors and show off their fire trucks, as well as demonstrate some of their skills. People interested in volunteering with the CFA will be able to have their questions answered on the day.

Sausage sizzles will be available, as well as garage sales, competitions and fun for the children such as jumping castles, face painting, Captain Koala, and playing with hoses.

The Bush Fire Brigade in Epping was founded in 1944 and was responsible for fighting fires south to north from Thomastown to Harvest Home Lane, and east to west from Plenty River to Merri Creek. Early fires were fought only with wet bags until 1945, when the first fire “engine” was acquired in the form of a Ford utility.

Banner printing, flyers, brochures and posters are likely to be used to promote the Open Day, which will be held on Sunday, November 20 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Epping CFA on O’Herns Road. Entry is free and open to all ages.