Harvey Fire Brigade Demonstration DayA great Australian past-time, fire brigade. Children and young adults are taught by volunteer fire departments hose work, attaching and detaching nozzles (breaking hoses), wet and dry work, good sportsmanship and team work. It is an awesome sport teaching life long skills of working together and being physically and mentally tough. The practical skills learned, of how to use fire hoses could be useful one day to possibly put out a bush fire. Caleb, along with two other classmates have been practicing 1-2 times a week for the past month. This past weekend was his first competition, where the Harvey Fire Brigade took on Brunswick, Mandurah, Busselton, and Bunbury for the regional finals. Winners get to move on to the State Competition in Fremantle.
Even Jackson was allowed to practice sometimes breaking hoses during dry training. After several dry practices, the pee-wee team were allowed to practice the wet hose work. They learned how to attach and start the pump, plus how to aim the nozzle and shoot targets.