Kapunda’s family friendly firies

The Kapunda MFS crew are the talk of the town after winning the regional Family Friendly Station Award.

Kapunda were among sixteen regional MFS stations across the state to recently complete their annual proficiency and safety audits.

Kapunda MFS firefighters including Senior Firefighters Wayne Arthur, Mike Prior, Glenn Roberts and firefighters Cameron Richmond, Ben Standish, Dan Bentley, Craig Paton and Barry Kelly, underwent the audit process where they showcased their abilities through a series of drills and challenging training exercises.

Higher ranked MFS firefighters, commanders and chiefs from Adelaide conducted the formal testing and recognised the station’s passion for engaging with family and community.

Senior Firefighter Wayne Arthur led a community information and question session on the assessment night and said the award was an acknowledgement of the team’s professionalism and passion for the job.

“We had a fairly large turnout of bystanders watching us going through certain drills and showing our skills off to the public and our family members,” he said of the recent Regional Operations Audit and Proficiency Assessment.

“Then we had a question session afterwards which was to do with safety and general handy hints about what families can do around their own homes to make their place safer for their children and families.

“Anything that they needed to ask about smoke alarms and so forth, we gave them as much information as we could,” Wayne said.

Presented by the SA Branch of the United Firefighters Union, the award  will take pride of place in the station when it is formally presented in the next few weeks.

 For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.

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