Jamberoo firies' fun day a success.

Cullan McInerney and Smokey, the RFS mascot enjoying the open day.

Cullan McInerney and Smokey, the RFS mascot enjoying the open day.

The Jamberoo Rural Fire Brigade recently hosted a family fun day at Kevin Walsh Oval as part of a state-wide weekend of events.

The events were intended to prepare the community for the bushfire danger period, which starts in October.

Good weather helped ensure more than 300 residents attended to meet the local volunteer firefighters, have a look over the trucks and equipment and enjoy other activities.

Smokey, the RFS mascot, along with members of Jamberoo and Illawarra support brigades helped to keep the crowd entertained.

Many residents had an opportunity to talk to the fire-fighters about how to prepare themselves and their homes for the upcoming bushfire season.

“I am delighted that so many people came down and joined in on the day,” Jamberoo brigade captain Bruce Grant said.

“It’s a great opportunity to get the message about the dangers of bushfires across, while also having a bit of fun.”

After the success of this year’s event, it is hoped to make it a regular occurrence in the future.

You can get more information about bushfire preparation from the RFS website at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, or by calling the local control centre on 4230 8200.

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