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Get behind the CFS station door at Paskeville

24/09/2013

The SA Country Fire Service (CFS) is today inviting the community to get behind the station door at an exhibit in Paskeville, as the three-day Yorke Peninsula Field Day kicks off.

The focus of the 'Behind the station door' exhibit is to demonstrate that the CFS is more than a bushfire service, with the display featuring a range of themes designed to capture the various roles of CFS personnel.

CFS Regional Prevention Officer Sonia Post said that an array of activities and information is available to view at the exhibit over the next few days.

"We are having three live fire demonstrations each day with a scenario that shows how a stove top fire is extinguished, to demonstrate how to correctly use a fire blanket in your home" Ms Post said.

"There is also a poster display with ten corrugated panels featuring the numerous activities the CFS is involved in which showcases our operational aspects, to give the community a snap shot of what it's really like behind the station door."

The new 44-tanker prototype CFS appliance is also on display, which is designed to carry a water capacity of 4000 litres, which is 1000 litres more than any appliance currently holds.

The CFS Heritage Project is proudly displaying the countless items it has collected and received over the years, to present the rich history of the CFS to the community.

There will also be information about preparing for the up-coming Fire Danger Season.

"Two information sessions about our 'Firey Women' program will be delivered in the Women's Agricultural Bureau in the Main Speaker's Pavilion today and tomorrow at 2.15pm," Ms Post said.

"There is no better time like the present to hear more about how to prepare yourself, your family and your property ahead of the Fire Danger Season."

The Youth Advisory Committee will also have representatives present at the display each day.

Live fire demonstrations are daily at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm.

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