MOTAT Fire and Rescue Day 2016

This year MOTAT’s popular Fire and Rescue event takes place on Valentine’s Day, Sunday 14 February and what better way to express love for your whānau than spending the day with them at MOTAT having fun while learning more about fire safety and disaster preparation?

Fire engines, hoses, speed cameras and rescue demonstrations are just some of the exciting things on offer at MOTAT’s Fire and Rescue Day. The interactive games and displays are designed to teach youngsters some very serious lessons within a playful environment.

“This is a great opportunity for the Museum to partner with services such as the New Zealand Fire Service, Civil Defence and Surf Lifesaving New Zealand to teach families how to stay safe in a disaster situation,” says MOTAT chief executive Michael Frawley. “If this family day out can prevent even one house fire or fatality then it’s been a huge success,” he added.

The Fire Service remains a major supporter of the event and their fire engines will once again feature alongside MOTAT’s vintage fire trucks. Firefighters will be on-hand to highlight key fire safety messages such as the importance of working smoke alarms and the dangers of unattended cooking.

Other activities and displays include:

  • An impressive collection of old and new emergency vehicles housed at MOTAT
  • Auckland Surf Lifesaving New Zealand and First Aid NZ CPR demonstrations
  • Hands-on activities and Little Flick fire engine rides
  • Fire hose target practice and Police laser speed activities for children
  • Volunteers and their pets from Outreach Pet Therapy
  • Face painting

Fire and Rescue Day starts at 10am and ends at 4pm. Normal MOTAT admission fees apply.

For further information, photographs or interviews please contact:
Vanessa Hefer |Communications Advisor
Phone: 845 3703
Mobile: 021 340 518
Email: vanessa.hefer@motat.org.nz