Saturday’s combined emergency services day at Gracemere was a popular day out with hundreds of Gracemere and Rockhampton community members and others from as far away as Emu Park and Bluff attending the event. Personnel from police, ambulance, fire and rescue, and SES were on hand to talk with the public, respond to questions and provide advice. Children and families actively embraced the opportunity to meet their local emergency service personnel and to see and get hands on with some of the equipment that is used.
Queensland Police used the event as a platform to promote Domestic and Family Violence awareness, personal and property security strategies, and cyber security. Officers from Forensic Services and Road Policing Command assisted local Gracemere Police to build partnerships with the community. There was lots to do for the whole family including a jumping castle, face painting, ice cream van, BBQ and ice slushees.
Local police would like to thank their emergency service colleagues and the community for the support of this event. We look forward to doing it again next year.
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If you have any information or need help in any way, you can contact your local police on 4933 1811. Where a crime is happening now, residents should ring Triple Zero ‘000’. For non-urgent matters call Policelink on 131 444.