CFA crew opens up

Allan Hopkins with crew members Marj Taylor, Sally Conner and Mark Hawes. 185746 Picture: ROB CAREW

 Montrose Fire Brigade is throwing open its doors to the public during its 80th year.

The CFA crew will hold an open day from 10am to 3pm on Sunday 21 October at its 877 Mt Dandenong Road station.

There’ll be a ladder platform display from 10.30am to noon and a children’s fire safety show at 12.30pm and 2pm.

At 1pm and 2.30pm visitors can watch an LPG flare off display

Captain Koala will be in attendance, and there’ll be face painting and a colouring competition for kids.

The day will also include bushfire safety information, a sausage sizzle and more.

The Montrose Fire Brigade formed following a public meeting in 1938 and today has about 60 members.

Visit the Montrose CFA Facebook page for more information.