Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Bunnings and Firies Stage Brave and Brawny Battle

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Bunnings and Firies Stage Brave and Brawny Battle

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IT was a fight between Rockhampton's brave and brawny.

Yesterday morning a team of firefighters took on a team of Bunnings staff in a tug-o-war challenge to raise awareness of changing your smoke alarm batteries.

This April Fools Day, April 1, Fire and Rescue are urging everyone not to be a fool and change the batteries.

When the firies and Bunnings staff went head to head it was a close match, but someone had to win.

The Bunnings boys came out on top, but the firies think there may have been an unfair advantage, with only seven people to 10 on the end of the rope.

After the tug-o-war, the firefighters ran demonstrations throughout the day.

Last year more than 1850 residential fires occurred in Queensland, with the majority of house fires taking place during the night between 9pm and 6am.

The installation and maintenance of smoke alarms is vital to prevent house fire deaths. Smoke alarms provide an early warning sign and the message is simple Co don't be a fool, change your smoke alarm battery this April 1 because only working smoke alarms help save lives.

Sign tells the temperature

TIM and Kylie Pleming want Central Queensland to know they're back.

So they're giving us all something to remember them by.

Tim has just installed a clock and temperature sign so all motorists driving by the Sundowner Hotel will be aptly informed.

He said he thought it was a good idea for Rockhampton, especially for tourists to know the temperature.

"We're known as a very hot place," he said.

Tim and Kylie bought the Sundowner Hotel and started operations seven weeks ago.

You may remember the couple as the previous owners of the Strand Hotel and Coast Nightclub in Yeppoon a few years ago.

Tim said they ran the Stand for 10 years and were they ones to change Bonkers Nightclub into the Coast Nightclub.

They moved to the Gold Coast, but they just couldn't keep away from the beauty and sunshine of CQ for long.

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