A blog about Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, Queensland – a unique little paradise under forty kilometres as the seagull flies from Brisbane CBD.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

No worries if the sausage sizzle got out of control...

As part of a state-wide ‘Rural Fire Service Day’, our Lamb Island Fire Brigade held an open day today (well, technically, a half-open day – oops, open half-day – from 9am till 1pm-ish) complete with rides for the kids, displays, and the mandatory sausage sizzle. They’re a great bunch of people, and we all appreciate that they’re there if needed. And even if it’s hard to remember when they last had a regular fire to deal with on Lamb Island, many of them have been involved in some pretty serious stuff when they’ve gone off to help with major bushfires elsewhere.

Personally, I’ve always kinda liked the wording of their approach to recruiting new volunteers, which (along with listing other more important elements) highlights such benefits as: 
• Operate a VHF and wear a bright yellow jacket!
• Helmet and safety goggles – gloves too! Great boots!
• Play with pumps, hoses and other good stuff!
• Enjoy coffee, tea and yummy muffins at meetings!

And if stuff like that doesn’t get potential new volunteers rushing to join up, nothing will.