Chloe Parks, 8, gets a feel for the the fire truck. Picture: Anthony Stipo
New Zealand visitor Josh Pack, 7, with his cousin Xavier McLeod, 6, at the fire service centre. Picture: Anthony Stipo
Joshua, 4, with his brother Hayden Jenkins, 2, check out the Rural Fire Service Centre on Wakaden Street. Picture: Anthony Stipo
10-year-old Tess Woodhouse gets a feel for the equipment at the RFS open day.
Joseph, 6, and his sister Mis Macri, 8, climb higher to check out the fire truck. Picture: Anthony Stipo
Paul Taylor and Gordon Heffer man the barbecue. Picture: Anthony Stipo
Joel Farnell, 2, helps Glen Andreazza with the hose. Picture: Anthony Stipo
Jayli, 4, Cooper, 8, and Tahli O'Connor, 10, investigate the fire service centre. Picture: Anthony Stipo
WITH helmets on and hoses in hand, kids from across the city got a taste of what it’s like to be a fire fighter on Saturday.
The Rural Fire Service Centre on Wakaden Street was overrun by little ones after staff and volunteers flung open the doors and invited everyone inside.
Locals relished the opportunity to take a tour through the control centre and many picked up a copy of the Bushfire Survival Kit in preparation for the fire season.