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Rescue exhibition a hit with public

INSIGHT: Jake Robertson and Abbey Macgregor get a tour of the Ripley Rural Fire Brigade truck with John Bowles outside the Ipswich Art Gallery on Saturday.
INSIGHT: Jake Robertson and Abbey Macgregor get a tour of the Ripley Rural Fire Brigade truck with John Bowles outside the Ipswich Art Gallery on Saturday. Rob Williams

IPSWICH Art Gallery's highly acclaimed Rescue exhibition is coming to the end of its tenure.

The exhibition has proved to be one of the gallery's most popular attractions, giving Ipswich emergency services a chance to educate the community.

On Saturday the exhibition gave patrons a taste of what it was like to live through a bushfire season in Ipswich's rural areas.

Ipswich deputy group officer and founding member Ripley Valley Rural Fire Service John Bowles and his crew gave children an insight into how bushfires spread.

"Our main focus is educating the community and we do that by keeping them informed and giving them information so they can prepare themselves and their families and property when a fire event occurs," he said.

"We try to help them to understand the importance of a bushfire survival plan and follow up with a home evacuation plan and some information about making their house safe.

"Following from that we look at advising the community when there is a fire event the different levels of advice they would receive."

Mr Bowles said if there was a fire in the area, the best option was to leave early.

"If you are going to leave, leave early. Otherwise you may leave it too late. If you are going to stay and fight you need to be mentally and physically fit and have the resources necessary at your house to fight it. "

If you are going to stay and fight you need to be mentally and physically fit and have the resources necessary at your house to fight it.

Mr Bowles said some of his colleagues were on standby to help with the devastating fires in NSW and Victoria.

Each week the exhibition focuses on a different emergency service.

The exhibition features 20 interactive displays including a life-size helicopter.

Ipswich Council Arts, Community and Cultural Services Committee chairman Charlie Pisasale said the exhibition had been one of the art gallery's most popular attractions. The exhibition continues until January 28 at the Ipswich Art Gallery, which is open from 10am to 5pm daily.

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