Saturday, February 2, 2013

Kids for Cancer Truck Convoy - ACT RFS Turns Out in Force

ACT Rural Fire Service crews participated in the Kids for Cancer Truck Convoy held on Saturday 2 Feb 2013. Approximately 400 trucks and motorcycles, including 29 ACT RFS vehicles, joined in the convoy which started at Mitchell and ended up at the Tuggeranong Town Centre (across the road from Bunnings).

The purpose of the convoy was to raise money for the wonderful Kids for Cancer charity. A number of RFS members have friends or family who are affected by cancer. Photos by Gary Hooker.

ACT Rural Fire Service vehicles travelling in convoy from Mitchell to Tuggeranong.

The initial staging point was Harrison Primary School, Gungahlin.
Crews were briefed prior to joining the convoy.

Vehicles lined up at the briefing area.

We have ourselves a convoy!

Ready to go.

Vehicles were then staged in Mitchell, ready to join the rest of the convoy.

Michael Joyce, Deputy Chief Officer of the ACT Rural Fire Service, leads the pack.
It was a long wait in Mitchell, but we finally got moving.

Crews starting to roll.
A Hall member flys the convoy flag.

Travelling along the Tuggeranong Expressway, near the National Arboretum.

Drakeford Drive is full of RFS vehicles.

Lots of waves from keen onlookers!

The kids loved the sight and sounds of the fire trucks going past.

ACT RFS units on Drakeford Drive, Kambah, receiving lots of support from people on the foot bridge.

The traffic starts to build up as we get closer to the Tuggeranong Town Centre.

Waiting at the lights.

Crews begin to arrive at Tuggers.

Friendly waves from members of the public.

SOU32 arrives with a toot.

More friendly waves from kids.

The final destination - across the road from Bunnings. A great time was had by all!

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