Volunteer Wildfire Services Annual Open Day

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Volunteer Wildfire Services Annual Open Day

Who didn't want to become a firefighter growing op? Gather the family and support these everyday heroes

Rally up the troop, and bring the whole family to the Volunteer Wildfire Services Annual Open Day. Happening at the Newlands Fire Base, this fundraising event is calling out the biggest firefighter supporters to join in the fun on Saturday, 25 November 2017.

This initiative brings awareness to the everyday heroes that live among us, as well as raise funds ahead of the fire season. Before the games begin, the day starts off with fire-fighting demonstrations and talks about wildfires and ways to handle them.  The jam-packed activities on the menu for the kids includes snake displays, outdoor exhibitions, fire truck rides, a tug-of-war, firefighting simulations with helicopters and a competition for the best-dressed mini-firefighter.

There will be a variety of food stalls available, as well as firefighting merchandise on sale for the kids. Don’t be shy to spend a little, because all the proceeds go to the Volunteer Wildfire Services.

The day will close off with an epic foam party, where all the kids are invited to join in all the soapy fun and get their hands wet.

Established 18 years ago, this Volunteer Wildfire Services Open Day’s purpose is to create awareness about wildfires and how they can be prevented and managed, as well as recruiting helpers for the Volunteer Wildfire Services for next season.

Visitors can look forward to a day filled with fun outdoor activities while learning about local wildlife and flora affected by these fires. The Volunteer Wildfire Services are often the team responsible for mobilising a quick and efficient response to those intense and threatening runaway wildfires that happen in the dry summer months in the Western Cape.


Entry to the outdoor event is free, but attendees are encouraged to spend money on the food and refreshment stalls or to donate to the Volunteer Wildfire Services as the Open Day is all about raising awareness and funding. Don’t forget to pre-register your little ones so they can participate in the events, the form can be found on the official site.

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