MILDURA Fire Brigade members want families to join them for a fun and educational day of fire safety on Saturday.
As well as learning about bushfires and campfire safety, there will be a range of trucks on display, including 3000 litre tankers, Ultra-Light Tankers and rehabilitation vehicles.
Mildura Fire Brigade Captain Jason Currie said heading into winter it was important that people continued to be aware of fire risks.
“The biggest thing we face in winter is rainfall, during winter we get a lot of grass and vegetation growing and that is going to die off in summer,” he said.
“In summer we can potentially get river fire with the amount of regrowth we will have due to floods and rainfall, we might be vigilant now we might think it’s lush and green, but it is still going to dry off.
“A lot of bushfires are caused from dry lighting, if people see smoke, we always encourage people to ring the fire brigade.”
Captain Currie encouraged people to come down and enjoy the free event.
“Bring the kids down get a photo of Captain Koala and a fire truck, they will enjoy the day and the parents will pick up a bit of information,” he said.
“We are also always looking for volunteers to participate so if anyone is interested in joining the fire brigade come along and we can point them in the right direction.”
The event will run from 9-1pm on Saturday.