Firefighters from the Legume, Liston, Urbenville and Killarney at the Legume Fire Brigade Open Day on Saturday.
Firefighters from the Legume, Liston, Urbenville and Killarney at the Legume Fire Brigade Open Day on Saturday.

Open day fires brigades

THE Legume Rural Fire Service held an Open Day on Saturday.

Members from Urbenville and Liston along with Killarney Rural Fire Brigade members got together for the day.

NSW Rural Fire Service learning and development officer Konrad Sawczynski, from Glen Innes, attended the day and showed brigade members and community members different techniques used in firefighting, from putting out a fire on a gas bottle to how to achieve forced entry to a locked building.

Visitors were able to see what it is like to be in a room full of smoke with a room set up to simulate a room on fire.

Mr Sawczynski said it was great to see people come along to learn about their local brigade. She said to have our cross-border brigade the Killarney Rural Fire Service along was good for both the service and the community.

It gave both the NSW and Queensland members a chance to look at the different equipment they used and they worked together on various exercises throughout the day.

The Legume Rural Fire Service Brigade took delivery of a new Category 1 tanker to go along side its Category 7 unit.

Legume has about 30 active members in the fire brigade along with a further 50 members in the district which covers from Old Koreelah to halfway between Legume and Liston to the Border.

Remembrance Day

THE Killarney RSL Sub Branch will hold a Remembrance Day Service at the Killarney Cenotaph tomorrow.

The service will commence at 10.40am and will include a musical item by the Killarney State School Choir.

RSL Sub Branch secretary Lisa Brown said community members were welcome to attend the service, with a morning tea to be held at the Killarney RSL Hall following the service.

Lisa said if there was inclement weather the service would be held at the RSL Hall.



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