Hayden Pearce at Gladstone PCYC's Emergency Services Open Day earlier this year. Tomorrow is Rockhampton's turn.
Hayden Pearce at Gladstone PCYC's Emergency Services Open Day earlier this year. Tomorrow is Rockhampton's turn. Matt Taylor GLA110218EMER

Emergency services bust out the bells and whistles today

THE region's emergency services will be showcased at the Heritage Village on Sunday.

Equipment demonstrations, stalls and rides will be available for visitors, with personnel from across the emergency services on hand to talk about how they and the community can work together to stay safe.

Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group, Councillor Tony Williams said residents would not only get a fun day out but learn some important - and potentially lifesaving - tips.

"It's not very common for residents to be able to interact with emergency services in a stress free environment.

 

Emergency services are holding an open day in Rockhampton on Sunday
Emergency services are holding an open day in Rockhampton on Sunday

"The CQ Emergency Services Day is all about meeting the crews face to face to learn about their jobs, as well as seeing the range of impressive equipment they use to keep us safe close up.

"They will also be able to equip residents with the knowledge of how to be prepared for, and act during, an emergency or disaster.

"This free family day out will feature fire engines, helicopters, interactive hands on displays and more, so come on down to the Heritage Village next Sunday."

Emergency Services Day is an annual expo facilitated by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services to build community resilience to disasters.

The day receives significant funding from Get Ready Queensland, an organisation which aims to make Queensland the nation's most disaster resilient state.

This year's event will be held at the Rockhampton Heritage Village this Sunday from 9am until 2pm.



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