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612 ABC Brisbane's Emergency Ready Day

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Published October 7th 2014
Are you ready for the storm season?
The weather has definitely turned this week, with hotter temperatures and a forecast for more rainfall and storms than we have seen in the last few months. Summer is on the way!

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Hail in the yard

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Scared of storms (Text and drawing by Kelly Bower, 2005)

Many people, and especially children, are scared of storms.

But forewarned is forearmed. With the right information, everyone can be prepared and know what to do in case of emergencies such as bush fires, flooding, and wind or hail storms.

On 19 October 2014 emergency broadcaster 612 ABC Brisbane is hosting an 'Emergency Ready Day' at the Cultural Forecourt in South Bank. This is the perfect opportunity to talk to the experts and find out exactly what you can do to minimise the impact of fires, floods and storms on you and your family.

Emergency Ready Day will feature displays and demonstrations from Queensland's major emergency services and other organisations, including:

The Rural Fire Service Queensland with their Bushfire Simulator Trailer, a Rural Fire Engine, Little Flick (their miniature Fire Engine for kids) and their mascot, Blazer Koala

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A fire safe back yard with no tall trees or long grass close to the house

Queensland Police Service manning their Mobile Policing Community Office

Queensland Ambulance Service giving free CPR and defibrillator demonstrations at their Operations Support Unit

Red Cross with emergency kit displays and games for the kids

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services with a real live Fire Engine

Get Ready Queensland handing out freebies and information on emergency preparation

SES volunteers showcasing some of their equipment and vehicles, including their rescue boat

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Flood waters in the suburbs providing information on how to donate goods during a disaster as well as how to get help

Brisbane City Council featuring their interactive stand and giving information on emergency preparation

This family event will be broadcast live by Chris Welsh on 612 ABC Brisbane from 10am to 12pm. Fireman Sam will make a special appearance, with Fireman Sam merchandise for sale at the ABC Pop-up Shop. Free joyrides on a Hire Engine for young and old will add a fun element to the day.

So come down to South Bank on 19 October 2014 and join in ABC 612 Brisbane's Emergency Ready Day, a free fun event for the whole family!

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Fireman Sam (Image courtesy of ABC 612 website)
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The Hire Engine (Image courtesy of ABC 612 website)
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Why? So you can be safe this summer
When: 19 October 2014
Where: Cultural Forecourt South Bank Brisbane
Cost: Free
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