Combined Emergency Services Expo gets its safety message out there to more then 5,000 on the day

The Bribie Island combined emergency services expo is part of a state wide campaign to get you ready for the bushfire and storm season. This is a great way to learn more about how to get your home and family prepared. If everyone does a little to prepare, we can all accomplish a lot as a community

Bribie Islands Volunteer Marine Rescue hosts a free action packed day of demonstrations, kids activities and lots of family fun. Visitors can see the latest in emergency quipment in action and meet local Firefighters, Police, Ambulance Officers, Marine Rescue, SES, Surf Lifesavers and More!

Get up close to a fire truck, water cannon, marine rescue boats, and other high tech rescue equipment.

There was Live Westpac helicopter rescue and simulated bushfire display, also kitchen fire demonstration and learn how to react.

On the pumicestone passage a demonstration involving a surf lifesaving rescue or a life raft deployment, as well as helicopter demonstrations of water deployment as used in fire fighting.

Vice Commodore Annette Mangle Says “I’m thrilled to announce that more then 5,000 people attended the event which eclipsed last years effort”.

On show was the VMR Bribie three rescue vessels Energex Bribie 1, Energex Bribie 2 and Energex Bribie 3 which are on patrol every weekend and on all public holidays from 0800 to 1700 hours. All other hours are covered by rostered call-out crews to ensure a full 24 hour, 7 day service all year round.

Our area of operations covers some 500 square miles (including Pumicestone Passage) commencing 2 nautical miles south of the Caloundra Bar, 10 nautical miles east of Moreton Island and north of an east/west line from Tangalooma in Moreton Bay.

The radio room operates every day from 0500 to 1800 hours all year round. We monitor VHF channels 16, 21, 67, 73 and 81 as well as 27mHz channels 86, 88 and 90 or we can be contacted on 3408 7596 during our monitoring hours. For emergencies we can be contacted by phone 24 hours every day on 3408 7596.

VMR Bribie Island Website

Emergency situations are always aired on Moreton Bays Home Of Classic Hits 101.5 FM as the regions Official Emergency Services Broadcaster to keep everyone safe and informed.

During the summer season approaching us now, we will be ready with a soon to be launched revamp of our website which will enhance our ability to get the message out there via the web and will also have listen live ability, so that locals can hear us live on air on 101.5 FM and on line via our website