Impressed: Blazer with two-year-old Jordan Kelly and Rural Fire Service volunteer Susan Savage.
Impressed: Blazer with two-year-old Jordan Kelly and Rural Fire Service volunteer Susan Savage.

In a blaze of colour

TWO-year-old Jordan Kelly was clearly impressed with his latest trip to Rose City Shoppingworld, meeting Blazer the Koala and getting to see his older peers' colouring-in skills, all in one trip.

The toddler may be a little young yet to appreciate the awareness message rural firies are trying to deliver in Rural Fire Awareness week but, for the countless other passers-by, the safety reminder is loud and clear.

Rural Fire Brigade Warwick Group training officer Alan Beaver said locals needed to be aware of changes to fire permit rules. From the end of this month until January any fire needed a permit, apart from a couple of exceptions and properly constructed barbecues.

Speaking at the stall in the shopping centre he said: “This week is the perfect time for people to talk to us and ask us all the questions they think might be a bit silly.”

All the entries and winners of the rural schools' colouring-in competition, judged by Daily News chief-of-staff Casandra Garvey, are also on display.

For information on fire safety and advice visit www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au



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