Runanga Volunteer Fire Brigade Open Day


Runanga Fire Bridge photos

Runanga Fire Brigade

Stephen headed into Runanga – Home of Champions to capture the Runanga Fire Brigade Open Day.

setting up hose display runanga fire brigade

hose display runanga fire brigade

A wonderful display of what it takes to be a modern fire fighter.

kids playing runanga fire brigade open day

runanga fire brigade volunteers

There was something for everyone and there was a great turn out to show support as these guys (and girls!) are all volunteers.

kitchen fire display runanga fire brigade

kitchen fire display runanga fire brigade open day

The displays were fantastic – both interesting, fascinating and a learning experience.  What not to do in the case of a kitchen fire – don’t put water on burning oil!

car accident display

fire brigade car accident display

fire brigade car accident display

and we all know with our fire brigades it not just about putting out fires but their expertise is also required at car accidents.

preping for fire display

runanga fire brigade open day show

Runanga fire brigade display open day

and not to be forgotten they are there in the ready for chemical spills too.

future volunteer fire fighter

These guys do a fabulous job – they are all volunteers and this was a great day out showcasing a variety of their skills.  The open day for the Runanga Fire Brigade wasn’t just to give the locals a day out it was a drive for volunteers.  Often taken for granted until we need them.  Well done guys – we sure appreciate the great job you do.

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  They enjoy getting out and supporting local events.

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About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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6 Responses to Runanga Volunteer Fire Brigade Open Day

  1. bulldog says:

    Loved this share… great photos as usual…

  2. Must have been a fantastic experience indeed ! I have a deep respect for the work of these volunteers, they are incredible people !!! Respect 🙂

  3. G&B says:

    Take my hat off to all fire fighters, know what it’s like to have to fight a fire in coinfined spaces as it was part of my training when I did a stint on our Navy frigates, one hell of a scary experience (the fire in confined spaces not working with the navy) It’s something I NEVER want to experience again!!

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