Get Ready Family Fun Day

Join in the free activities at the Get Ready Family Fun Day at Verge St Carpark, Kempsey (the carpark at the corner of Sydney and Verge Streets, opposite the netball courts) from 10am - 2pm on Sunday 18 September.

Hosted by Kempsey Shire Council, this free event will bring together emergency service agencies such as the Rural Fire Service, Fire & Rescue NSW, State Emergency Services, Marine Rescue, NSW Police, Red Cross and Surf Life Saving Australia to deliver key 'get ready' messages to assist residents in planning and preparing for disasters and emergencies.

The day will be packed full of activities and will include live demonstrations, rescue simulations, displays, a reptile show, food trucks, giveaways and more.

Schedule of events

10am Live reptile Show - Runs every half hour

10am Photo with a hero - Grab a photo with a favourite emergency service hero

10:30am Live kitchen fire demonstration - What's this? Good question! Come along and see how not to set your house on fire. Runs every half hour

10:30am RFS scenario safety briefing - What is a safety briefing? Come along and find out

11am Live Reptile Show 

11:30am SES scenario safety briefing - Get the lowdown on staying safe in an emergency

11:30am Photo with a hero 

Midday Live Reptile Show 

Midday Live kitchen fire demonstration 

12:30pm Marine Rescue scenario safety briefing - Tips to stay safe on the water

1pm Photo with a hero 

1pm Live Reptile Show 

1:30pm Surf Life Saving Australia - Meet your local lifesavers

1:30pm Live Kitchen fire demonstration 

Road closures for Get Ready Family Fun Day

Verge Street and Verge Lane Kempsey between Sydney Street and John Street will be closed from 6.00am to 3.00pm on Sunday 18 September.

Austral Street and the rear entry to Mavins Service Station will remain open.