Friday is “Wear it Yellow Day”, an initiative organised in support of NSW Rural Fire Services, where the community is encouraged to wear yellow clothing to pay their respect to local volunteer firefighters.

As another summer approaches, the Wear it Yellow Day is designed to help the community get to know their local RFS. While proceedings are subdued this year thanks to Covid-19, the Murrumbateman Rural Fire Brigade is holding a colouring competition, where kids can colour in a picture available on the Wear it Yellow Facebook page. Once completed, they’re encouraged to take a photo with their picture and then drop it into the brigade mailbox at 39 Rose Street, Murrumbateman.

Pictured: Evelyn Harris (4), with her colouring for Murrumbateman’s RFS volunteers

While restrictions limit what can be done this year, wearing yellow when you’re out and about in the community on Friday is an easy way to safely show your support for the many great volunteer firefighters of the Yass Valley, from Bookham to Sutton.

Max O’Driscoll