TWENTY two local CFA brigades are joining forces for a community open day in Camperdown this weekend with loads of activities planned.
The day will involve more than 100 CFA volunteers who will don their protective clothing and go through various pre-season drills for members of the public to view.
Organised for the showgrounds on Sunday, October 16 between 10am and 2pm, the day will have plenty to keep the community interested.
A highlight of the demonstration day will be a mock road traffic accident, where the brigades will work alongside the Cobden and Camperdown SES units and Victoria Police to provide emergency assistance.
A ‘burn table’ will also be on-site whereby scale models of houses and bushland will be set alight to demonstrate the life-threatening potential of wind influences during bushfires.
Youngsters will also be well catered for with plenty of fun activities planned involving fire hoses and water as well as visits from Captain Koala and Paddy Platypus.
Information will also be available to help householders and property owners prepare for the coming fire season.
Brigades taking part in the event include Bookaar, Boorcan, Bostocks Creek, Bungador, Camperdown, Carpendeit, Chocolyn, Cobden, Cobrico, Dreeite South, Elingamite/Glenfyne, Jancourt, Larpent, Leslie Manor, Nalangil, Pomborneit, Scotts Creek/Cowleys Creek, Simpson, Stonyford, Swan Marsh, Tesbury and Weerite.