Emergency services put on a show

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
Scott Neale and Barry Harrison.
Camera IconScott Neale and Barry Harrison.

Karratha’s emergency services gathered on Saturday for a community meet and greet.

Local police, the SES, firefighters, paramedics, army officers and marine rescue were among those who set up stalls at the first Karratha Emergency Services Open Day.

It was an opportunity for the emergency services to show the community the work they do on a daily basis.

There were information stalls, mock rescues, and demonstrations on the day, as well as vehicles including ambulances, police cars, fire engines, boats and army trucks to check out and explore.

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Karratha SES volunteer Barry Harrison and Karratha police Sen. Const. Scott Neale said they hoped the event would become an annual one.

Sen. Const Neale said there was a great turnout.

“During COVID-19 there was a lot of things going on and a lot of services that were still operating when there was a pandemic,” he said

“We thought it was a good opportunity to get all the services down here who look after the Karratha community to meet and greet the community they serve and the community to meet them.

Sen. Const Neale said he hoped residents would put their hands up to volunteer with the emergency services.

“If people want to sign up and volunteer then that’s all the better because I know that marine services and DFES are always looking for volunteers,” he said.

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