Captain Creek celebrating all the effort of rural firies

FIRED UP: Sam and Ben Tankey gearing up for Rural Fire Service Day at Captain Creek. Photo: Contributed.
FIRED UP: Sam and Ben Tankey gearing up for Rural Fire Service Day at Captain Creek. Photo: Contributed. Contributed

IT seems like an eternity ago after the wet weather, but just a few short years ago wildfires ripped through Captain Creek and it was the Captain Creek Rural Fire Brigade and other surrounding brigades who saved the day.

The community is celebrating those hardy volunteers at the Rural Fire Service Day at Captain Creek on Saturday.

Rural Fire Service Day is celebrated across Queensland tomorrow, saying thank you to the 34,000 men and women who volunteer their time to help keep regional and rural communities safe.

The Captain Creek Rural Fire Brigade will mark the occasion with a fun-filled, yet informative day at the Captain Creek Sport and Rec Club on Murphy Rd.

Captain Creek spokeswoman Denise Wild said the day would start at 2pm with activities for all.

"The children will be kept very busy with activities including colouring-in, radio communications and hose rolling," she said.

"There will be stickers, badges and money box giveaways and an invisibility game where the children wear fogged goggles and a team member instructs them how to get through a simple maze with obstacles.''

And there will be plenty of activities and a bit of sound fire-ready advice for the adults as well.

"You will be able to talk to some of the firies or members of the public who have been through one of our worst fires in the district and get some great advice from them," she said.

The bar at the Sport and Rec Club will be open later with a barbecue at 5pm and live music into the night.



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