Rochester residents enjoyed the emergency services' summer party on the weekend.ELAINE COONEY February 6, 2013 4:26am
Rochester resident Kevin Jackel spoke to Rochester fire captain Mick Hassell and volunteer Liam Nebauer at the summer party.
District emergency services held a summer party in Rochester on Saturday night.
Rochester Fire Brigade, Rochester SES, Rochester police, the Echuca branch of the Red Cross and the North Central Catchment Management Authority were among the emergency services supplying residents with information on emergency preparedness.
The event attracted hundreds of people interested in learning more about what to do during an emergency.
The Echuca branch of the Red Cross issued party-goers with leaflets with a four-point plan for how to act in a disaster, including staying informed, making a plan, preparing an emergency kit and getting to know your neighbours.
Rochester Fire Brigade and Rochester SES answered questions and handed-out flyers on fire safety and information on flood and natural disasters.
Meanwhile, the Criterion hotel served drinks and free snags.
There was also free children’s activities such as face painting, temporary tattooing and a fancy dress photobooth.
Organiser Jordan Tamblyn commended the Rochester Chamber of Commerce small events committee for its efforts.
‘‘I’m extremely happy with the turnout,’’ he said.
‘‘It is obviously well supported by locals. It’s good to see so many families at a free event. It is about bringing locals out to give the emergency services a chance for leaflet distribution.
‘‘They may see names in the paper but now they can see their faces.’’
Campaspe Shire, in partnership with the Red Cross and SES, invite residents to attend an information session about disaster preparedness today at 2pm and Monday and Tuesday at 7pm at the Rochester Racecourse Recreation Reserve.
Please RSVP to Jordan Tamblyn on 0409
The Bureau of Meteorology has released a severe weather warning for regions that include Shepparton. It includes damaging winds and the potential for flash flooding.
Pete O’Neill and Abby Hicks are national champions at the completion of the 2015 Australian Barefoot Championships held last week.
GVAC women Rachel Pratt and Jacquie Fitzpatrick showed the men, and the large crowd at Rushworth Speedway on Saturday, March 28, they have what it takes when competing in the men’s classes.
Two international backpackers have taken aim at contractors who hired them to pick fruit in the region without payment.
Rochester boxing coach Chris Trewin and his team of dedicated trainers have been hitting the bag for more than six months and the results are beginning to show.
Local MP calls for community applications
A special event will take place at Pioneer Park on Sunday.
Jerilderie's born and bred Madeleine Harris has been recognised for her banking and finance career
Concerned Costerfield residents had the chance to voice their antimony health concerns last week after an independent facilitator was appointed.
Strathmerton clinched a win in the high-scoring game against Mathoura on the weekend in the PDFL North West competition.
Deniliquin swimming dynamo Stephen Dalzell has finished 13th overall in his preferred event at the Australian Age Championships.
Murray Goulburn Co-operative has set a date for a special meeting to vote on a new capital structure.
Emergency services are on scene of a two-car crash on the Midland Hwy, near Benalla. Two people have died. Traffic is being diverted.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.