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Emergency crews show Biloela what they can do

GET IT RIGHT: Biloela firefighters demonstrate proper hose technique during the open day.
GET IT RIGHT: Biloela firefighters demonstrate proper hose technique during the open day. Contributed

BILOELA'S emergency services crews came together on Saturday to show the town what they can do.

Members of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service, the Queensland Ambulance Service and the Queensland Police Service teamed up with Biloela's SES volunteers and rural fire fighters to stage a series of demonstrations designed to show off their quick-thinking capabilities and tools of the trade.

The fire service ran a road-crash rescue demonstration, cutting up a wrecked car with the jaws of life, while police set up a driving simulator to give younger attendees the chance to see what it's like to get behind the wheel.

SES volunteers abseiled down the fire station tower, while paramedics demonstrated what to do in case of snake bites.

A QFES firefighter shows kids around the station.
A QFES firefighter shows kids around the station. Contributed

QFES Lieutenant Troy O'Leary said the event experienced a good turn-out.

"It's just a two-yearly thing that we do when we open our station up and show the community what we do," he said.

"It's a bit of awareness for (young kids) too, going into bushfire season."

Briony Robinson brought her two children along to check out the displays and to show them what the emergency services did day-to-day.

"We saw the sign out the front as we were driving past (last week)," she said.

"We came because the kids would have fun and get to look at all the boats and firetrucks.

"(Their favourite was) probably the boat. There were a few fights over the boat."

Stay safe from grass fires

Avoid having long grass beside your house

Don't put your mower clippings beside the fence

Keep your lawn green if possible

Remove leaves and debris from gutters

Extinguish all campfires

Call 000 if you see a grass fire burning

 

Biloela SES volunteers stage an abseiling demonstration .
Biloela SES volunteers stage an abseiling demonstration . Contributed

Topics:  biloela ambulance station biloela fire brigade biloela police emergency services ses


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