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Emergency & Community Services EXPO

Emergency & Community Services EXPO
By Susannah Holmes - Aug 30, 2017 09:15
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The annual Emergency Community Services Expo is on again this September. Join the fun and assist VMR in continuing to provide the voluntary 24/7 emergency service to the northern part of Moreton Bay and surrounding waterways.

President of VMR Brisbane, Thomas Grice says it will be, “an open, family and fur-baby friendly day, with magnificent views of Moreton Bay. You can expect a range of food trucks, kids activities and of course, the Emergency and Community Services personnel and equipment to talk to. Everyone is welcome to come and explore their equipment.”

There are many displays, demonstrations, and entertainment for the kids, with face painting and a scavenger hunt planned. “There will be rescue boats, fire engines, police cars to explore and much more,” Mr Grice adds.

Brownsea Scouts will be sharing their raft building and water craft experiences for adults and children, SANDBAG will have a supply of sun-hardened vegetable and potted colour seedlings for sale, and Surf Connect’s wind and kitesurfing school invite you to try the Virtual Reality Kite Simulator, in addition to stand-up paddling and windsurfing on display.

In addition to raising awareness for safety on the water, Volunteer Marine Rescue Brisbane Inc. will also be raising funds at the Expo, held on the banks of Cabbage Tree Creek in Shorncliffe.

Mr Grice says this is a day not to be missed by the local Northside community, “Come down and have a play!”

The Expo is part of a state-wide campaign to get your home and family ready for bushfire and storm season - a great opportunity for anyone interested “to talk with the people that sometimes put their lives on the line to keep you safe when you need it most,” said Mr Grice.

“ Everyone is a volunteer from our newest crew members to the President. VMR will be focusing on boating safety, to give anyone peace of mind while enjoying the Moreton Bay and surrounding waterways.”

For further information contact Thomas on 0413 200 271

Emergency Community Services Expo
VMR Brisbane,
95 Allpass Parade, Shorncliffe
Sunday 10 September 8am–2:30pm