Santa to Lend a Hand to Firies
After a tough year for us all, planning is well and truly underway for the Annual Santa Run, through the streets of Emu Plains, Emu Heights and Leonay. Regentville Rural Fire Brigade (RFB) hope to be joined by the man in the big red suit, where they will be spreading some Christmas cheer to residents this month.
Last year saw changes to dates and times of the Santa Run with the level of fire activity around the state. 2020 has seen many community events cancelled due to the pandemic. With COVID-19 still looming, it may change, however it is hoped that Santa’s visit on the fire truck will be safe for all.
Each year, Santa calls upon the members from Regentville RFB to escort him around the local communities so he can check up on who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. He likes to walk around side by side with members playing his ‘little helpers’ with the fire truck in tow playing Christmas carols, flashing its lights and handing out lollies and other little goods, even for the family pet!
“What we enjoy most about taking part in the Santa Run is being able to see the joy of both the young and the old when they realise the jolly man in a red suit is walking down their street. It is great to be able to talk to residents out of a time that would typically need the fire brigade in their attendance. Being able to have ‘normal’ conversations as well as providing tips on how they can better prepare their homes for the coming fire season and ensuring they have a Bush Fire Survival Plan is important” said Jordan Jobson of Regentville RFB.
For more information on where and when the Santa Run will take place, be sure to head over to their Facebook page, NSW RFS – Regentville Brigade. Their brigade trains on Tuesday nights from 7pm and Saturdays from Midday and you can contact them on (02) 4733 1190. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the NSW Rural Fire Service, you can also visit during these times at 20 Jeanette St, Regentville.