first-hand experience

DFES is offering a unique experience for anyone heading to its Perth Heritage Days event at the old Perth Fire Station on Murray Street: jump in an RAC helicopter and get whisked off to a crash site somewhere in the Wheatbelt. OK, you won’t actually leave the ground, as all the action takes place in a pair of 3D goggles, but it is in a real, decommissioned RAC chopper.

Ashleigh Easthope (pictured) is the club’s sponsorship co-ordinator and says the idea is to give people a first-hand experience of what the state’s emergency services get up to.

The event will also include rides in an old Bedford fire truck, vintage fire appliances and modern fire-fighters. It’s on Sunday, October 15 from 10am-4pm.

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