Canungra Rural Fire Brigade to educate local residents at show

THE Canungra Show will offer rides, showbags and entertainment but it will also offer vital information that could save lives in the event of a bushfire.

The Canungra Rural Fire Brigade will man a Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFSQ) display at the show on Saturday, 23 August complete with two rural fire appliances and plenty of information available to residents on a variety of fire-related topics.

Canungra Rural Fire Brigade secretary Jamie Gallagher said they hoped to combine fun and education, particularly for children.


“We will be speaking to residents about things like when and how to apply for a fire permit, arranging hazard reduction burns on properties and volunteering for a rural fire brigade,” he said.

“Several RFSQ trucks will be at the display so we can provide photo opportunities for children to get behind the wheel of the truck and try on a helmet.

“We also like to play a game where we set up witches hats with targets and let the kids try and knock them off with the hoses.

“It is a lot of fun but at the end of the day, our main aim is to help these children and their parents to understand fire dangers and what they can do to prepare for the bushfire season.

“We will be encouraging people to prepare a Bushfire Survival Plan, to give themselves and their family the best chance of survival if a bushfire occurs.”

The RFSQ display will be set up between 8am and 4pm.

“We look forward to seeing as many people as possible swinging by the RFSQ display to say g’day and take home an important lesson or two about fire safety,” Mr Gallagher said.