Torbay resident Keith Ross with fire officer Darren Oxley.
Torbay resident Keith Ross with fire officer Darren Oxley. Robyne Cuerel

Torbay village residents given fire safety training

RESIDENTS of Torbay and Parklands Retirement Villages have gained valuable knowledge ahead of fire season.

More than 50 residents took part in a training session run by the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service.

They learnt about using a fire extinguisher and how to report a fire inside the villages.

Torbay quality manager David Wilson said it gave residents a good education.

"They've gone through home safety in relation to fire and evacuation," he said.

Mr Wilson said these were valuable skills for the elderly community.

"These people are mostly independent living people - it gives them a broader outline of general fire safety," he said.

Maryborough Fire Station officer Neil Probert said the session worked well.

"It was a very successful morning and I think the residents gained a lot from it," he said.

"It's all a part of our community education program.

"We don't just go around putting out fires and performing rescues - we try to educate the community."



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