The drum : the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services magazine
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12 | The DRUM Magazine | August 2009 ITS SHOWTIME! Step right up! Step right up! Clowns, rides, fairy floss and the Tri-service. This years Freds Pass Show was the best Tri Service display yet.With NTES taking community photos, the firies setting off alarms and supplying a free water stop point and the police chatting with members of the public it was always going to be a great, and noisy, weekend. Show Committee member, NTES Annika Woerle said the show is a great way for PFES to work together as a team and have a bit of fun. As the only tri-service in Australia, it is important that we show we are a team. Freds Pass Show and the rest of the Northern Territory show circuit are a great way for us to work together in the planning and execution of the show. We always have friendly banter over which section will look the best and who comes up with the most original idea for engaging the community. Naturally NTES won, she said. To support her claim a member of the community commented that the only free item shed received at the show consisted of the beautiful photo the NTES volunteer team took of her daughter in the NTES boat. Its a great photo and I will definitely keep it and think of NTES generosity when I look at it, the community member said. To add to the excitement of the Freds Pass Show was the Volunteer Games. Volunteers from St Johns Ambulance, NTES and the firies broke into teams for a rescue and stretcher race through an obstacle course into the back of an ambulance, which was followed by the firie volunteers showing up NTES in a Tug o War, No ones actually sure who won. I think we all cheated but it was great fun and a good laugh, said Ms Woerle. A great community engagement opportunity, the show circuit is also imperative to the recruitment of volunteers for both NTES and NTFRS. This years Freds Pass was particularly successful for both NTES and NTFRS. Weve organised training sessions and BBQs in both Darwin and Palmerston to encourage attendees of the Freds Pass Show to continue on as volunteers. Were very happy with the progress and look forward to next year. Ms Woerle said. Above left Community Education Officer Paul Rubie lets kids ride on the historic Fire Engine. Above Kids had a great time dressing up in the NTES uniform with the assistant of NTES volunteer Tracy Howe. Left top Volunteers and NTES staff perform a mock rescue for the crowd Left centre NTES Volunteers went head to head with firies volunteers in a tug-o-war Left bottom NTES volunteer Richard Howe was more than happy to help out at the show. Bottom right Senior constable Karen ODwyer takes the opportunity to have a chat with parents and kids.
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