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An Emergency Services Expo will be held on Sunday in Brunswick Heads. The Expo is where the community can meet all their local First Responders in one place.

The Expo is an opportunity to chat with First Responders about the work they do in the community, how they respond to events and how to get prepared.

There are some fun activities for the kids along with a face painter and Shorty the Clown.

The Expo is a free action-packed day of demonstrations and a sausage sizzle.

A wide range of agencies and services

One of the organisers, Red Cross Northern Rivers Resilence Project Officer, Tammy Jones says it’s a great event. ‘In times of natural disasters, a wide range of agencies and services pool together to help our communities respond and recover. Meet local SES, police, ambulance, firefighters, Marine Rescue, Surf Lifesaving, Red Cross and more.

‘You can talk to the first responders and get information about to how to bet prepared – and go home and pack an Emergency Kit, create an Emergency plan if you don’t have one –  so you are more prepared and ready for the next event.

Ms Jones says visitors can get up close to response vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and other high-tech disaster response equipment. ‘You can learn about how you can be best prepared and plan for disasters to improve your resilience and that of your neighbours and communities.’

This event is funded through the disaster funding arrangements with the Commonwealth and State governments.

Sunday, October 30, 10am till 2pm at the Brunswick Heads Marina.


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