Ryan Shaxson feels what it is like to be a fireman with Brad Threlkeld from The Hire Engine in the Ipswich Mall on Wednesday.
Ryan Shaxson feels what it is like to be a fireman with Brad Threlkeld from The Hire Engine in the Ipswich Mall on Wednesday. Rob Williams

Kids act out firefighter dream

IPSWICH children were able to act out their firefighting dreams in the Ipswich City Square yesterday.

Dozens of children descended on the working fire engine, which was manned by friendly crew.

The youngsters were able to wear their own fire helmets, climb into the truck's cabin, explore the engine controls and take part in games.

Some aspiring firefighters even helped to spray the fire hose.

Free The Hire Engine play sessions will continue today and tomorrow from 10am to 2pm.

Children can also meet Constable Clancy the Koala in the Square tomorrow.

The mascot will be at the Ipswich Crime Prevention Unit from 10am to 10.30am.

The fire engine was decommissioned in 2006, after being used in Melbourne.

It now travels to parties and public events as The Hire Engine.



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