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Media release: Emergency Services Expo

6 June 2018

Residents will be shown how to prepare for a disaster event at Gympie Regional Council’s Emergency Services Expo this month.

The Expo, which was postponed in February due to wet weather, will be held on Saturday, 30 June, from 9am to 2pm at the Gympie Showgrounds.

Local Disaster Management Group Chair Mayor Mick Curran said the Expo aims to encourage community preparedness for natural disasters.

“The Gympie region has been challenged over the years with the recurrence of significant floods, and it is important that we equip residents with the information they need in order to be prepared,” Mayor Curran said.

“There will be a variety of information stalls and displays for the public and as well as live demonstrations.”

Several highlights on the day include a water bombing demonstration from McDermott Aviation and a mock semi-trailer accident from Clayton’s Towing.

“This is going to be an interactive event for the whole family,” said Mayor Curran.

“We’ll have everything from fire trucks and road crash rescue to bushfire prevention and first aid.”

Attendees will also have the opportunity to win a number of prizes, by completing an Expo Passport which will be handed out on entry.

The Emergency Services Expo is fully funded by a grant from Get Ready Queensland.