Berwick CFA gets colourful

Berwick Fire Brigade volunteers spraying the children at Berwick Chase Primary School's colour run.

By Jamie Salter

It was a colourful day at Berwick Chase Primary School’s colour fundraising run, thanks to the help of the Berwick Fire Brigade.

Students ran a lap of the school to raise money while Berwick CFA volunteers squirted them with water from the fire truck.

Firefighter Bianca Tumino said setting the colour dye into the children’s clothes was messy fun.

“We feel excited and privileged to have been able to attend and get back into the community,” she said.

“We’re volunteers who are very community minded and promoting fire safety in schools is important to us.

“Being able to attend any event like that is really special.”

Ms Tumino said the weather was perfect and the children enjoyed playing in the sunshine.

“When the hose turned on, you should have seen it, it wasn’t hundreds of kids running through the water and it was a beautiful day,” she said.

“It was fun for us, and for the kids.”

Ms Tumino said attending community events showed the children what being a CFA volunteer was all about.

“We might inspire a girl or boy to become a volunteer one day.”

The brigade is looking forward to attending more community events in the near future.