Each year, Volunteer Marine Rescue Brisbane hosts an Emergency & Community Services Expo to highlight the services available in our community, which gives the public an opportunity to discuss how they can be prepared for any emergency.
This is a FREE family event highlighting the activities of your emergency services.
* Safety displays, demonstrations, talks and questions answered.
* Face painting, scavenger hunt and jumping castle to entertain the little ones.
* Fire trucks, ambulances, police, marine rescue vessels to entertain the bigger kids!
The Emergency & Community Services Expo is part of a state-wide campaign to get your home and family ready for the bushfire and storm season.
Some of the exhibitors include:
Come down to the Expo and talk to the guys from AirServices Australia who will be bringing along one of their fantastic amphibious vessels called `Sealegs'.
Brisbane airport is surrounded by a tidally swept beach that can see the water run miles from shore. In a time-critical situation, Sealegs can access the area in all tides and all conditions and perform like no other craft. Once Sealegs is on the scene operators deploy four inflatable rescue craft each capable of carrying 20 people which quickly enable the victims to get out of the water.
Come and meet the guys and gals from LifeFlight and find out what it takes to be a Lifeflight aviation, medical or support volunteer. Fingers crossed that Lifeflight teddy is available for a flyover during the event depending on operational requirements on the day.
State Emergency Services (SES)
Brisbane SES Northern Group will be attending the Expo with one of their SES flood boats for you to admire. Come down and find out about the services they provide in a flood situation and find out more on how to volunteer with them!
What should you expect?
Check out our 4-STAR review of a similar event, Brisbane Emergency Services Expo back in March, for hints and tips on how to get the most out of your day!
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