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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Region’s Emergency Services On Show At Family Fun Day

Get behind the control panel of a Bell 412 rescue helicopter and speak with local firefighters at the 2023 RACQ CQ Rescue Emergency Services Day, set to be a fantastic family fun day.

Open for all the community in the region, there will be every opportunity to slip into the seat of a police car, get behind a rescue helicopter and get up close and personal with marine rescue boats and all-terrain buggies and vehicles.

There will also be tonnes of fun family entertainment, including a jumping castle and face painting, food and drink stalls and vans, and enough educational resources and games to keep everyone busy on the car ride home.

“Here’s your chance to jump aboard the region’s rescue helicopter… without being sick or injured,” said RACQ CQ Rescue CEO Tim Healee.

The event will include various educational and interactive exhibits, workshops and demonstrations, including getting a cuddle from animals rescued by the local branch of Australian Wildlife Rescue, chatting with volunteers with the State Emergency Service (SES) and Volunteer Marine Rescue.

“The day will also feature displays and demonstrations by incredible organisation who do so much good in our community, including the Rural Fire Service, Red Cross, RSPCA Mackay and Aviation Fire and Rescue Services,” Mr Healee said.

The event is aimed to display the region’s emergency services and organisations which are always helping in time of distress and need and promote effective planning and emergency procedures.

WHAT: 2023 RACQ CQ Rescue Emergency Services Day

WHERE: Harrup Park

WHEN: Sunday, May 28, 10am to 2pm

TICKETS: Gold coin donation

RACQ CQ Rescue crewman Ben McCauley with the emergency services’ mascots at the previous Emergency Services Day. Photo supplied

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