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Fire and Rescue volunteers go through their paces at the Variety Club fundraiser

Bridgetown’s Volunteer Fire and Rescue Brigade put on an impressive display of vehicle rescue techniques to an appreciative audience at the Variety Club fundraiser at the showgrounds on Saturday.

Displaying their prowess with rescue equipment they cut through a wrecked vehicle’s roof before eventually peeling it back to rescue the trapped “victim” within, place them on a stretcher and deliver them to the St John Ambulance volunteers.

Peter Taylor, Lieutenant of the Bridgetown brigade, said they were always looking for new recruits and were particularly keen to see new members of their junior program join up.

Youngsters are eligible to join from the age of 11 and meetings are held every second Thursday of the month at the fire station.

“We have four juniors but we’re always looking for more,” Mr Taylor said.

“We’re creating a really family-focused brigade and we can even accommodate FIFO workers,” he said.

Elsewhere at the showgrounds there was something for everyone with splash pools, Lucky Ducks where everyone won a prize, bouncy castles and basketball courts and face painting.

In Rowan Hall there were figurines and artwork for sale as well as a variety of soft toys and crystals, while the CWA were there with relishes, jams and baked goods to tempt the taste buds.