ECHUCA Fire Brigade is opening its doors to the public on Sunday – and is inviting everyone to come and check out the new station.
The open day runs from 10am-2pm on Sunday at the new fire station at 290 High St.
It will be the first chance for locals to get up close and personal with the new $2 million facility as well as talking to brigade members about their roles in the CFA.
Activities on the day include a free barbecue lunch, fairy floss, snow cones, a visit from Captain Koala, water push fire truck races and more.
The Echuca brigade was formed in 1872 as an all-volunteer group – and it still is.
And this is only the fourth new station for the brigade in its 145 years of service.
The brigade will also be actively recruiting on the day, looking for women and men as volunteer daytime firefighters, general firefighters, drivers, non-operational members and administrative supporters.
One of the event organisers, Ian Addicott, said the fire station is a community building that allows any emergency service to use all its facilities, such as its communications network in case of a major incident or other community emergencies.
‘‘Your local fire brigade relies on local people to deliver safety across the towns and the region,’’ Mr Addicott said.
‘‘By joining your local CFA brigade you become part of a team environment that offers rewards such as:
■Sense of contribution
■Valuable work and personal experience
■Friendship and fun
For information on volunteering phone 1800 232 636 or email [email protected]