Falcon firefighters to hold inaugural open day

Firefighter fun: Fireman Sam will be at the Falcon Volunteer Fire and Rescue station open day in May. Photo: Supplied.
Firefighter fun: Fireman Sam will be at the Falcon Volunteer Fire and Rescue station open day in May. Photo: Supplied.

The team at Falcon Volunteer Fire and Rescue will open its doors to the public next month, showcasing the behind-the-scenes work of a Mandurah firefighter.

The inaugural open day starting at 11am on May 4 will include a variety of displays and demonstrations focused on fire prevention and the work the team undertakes both locally and state-wide.

The Jaws of Life will be used on a vehicle, there will be a structural fire demonstration, basic CPR lessons from a St John Ambulance representative and lessons on how to use a fire extinguisher.

Come down and enjoy what should be a great atmosphere.

Falcon captain Kim Glass

In addition, there will be a sausage sizzle, face painting, jumping castle and a visit from Fireman Sam.

Falcon captain Kim Glass said the day provided a chance for the community to learn more about the fire brigade.

"Come down, learn about the fire service, grab sausage sizzle and enjoy what should be a great atmosphere," he said. The event coincides with International Firefighters Day, with the brigade unveiling a memorial onsite. This will be at noon and will be followed by a minute's silence.

The event will conclude at 2.30pm. The fire brigade is located at 68 Cobblers Road, next to the Falcon Library.

For more information visit the Falcon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Facebook page.