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Things are set to heat up before the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys take to the field against Wests Tigers on Saturday night when local firies put on a pre-game display for members and supporters at 1300SMILES Stadium.

With the support of Steggles Charity Nest, the Cowboys’ Community Corner will host Rural Fire Service Queensland, which will have two fire trucks on display, plus plenty of handouts and information for land holders and children.

The activities, scheduled between 5pm-7pm, will be aimed at raising awareness of the service and the need to make proper preparations for this year’s fire season.

RFS volunteers will also be available to answer questions.

“This fire season is looking like a dangerous one, so we are keen to use Community Corner to get the “Prepare.Act.Survive” message out to as many fans as possible,” RFSQ volunteer community educator Darren Tisher said.

“It will also give us an opportunity to spread the word about volunteering with the RFS and attract some new volunteer recruits.”

The Community Corner space at North Queensland’s home games reflects the Cowboys’ and Steggles’ commitment to assist volunteer-run charities and not-for-profit organisations to build awareness and support from the local community. 

Twelve charities working in and benefiting the North Queensland community are offered this opportunity throughout the 2014 season.

“The Rural Fire Service Queensland is an amazing volunteer-based service that does so much to protect and save properties and lives in our community,” Cowboys community relations manager Fiona Pelling said. 

“We jumped at the chance of helping them spread the word through Community Corner.”

For more information about Rural Fire Service Queensland, visit

Acknowledgement of Country

North Queensland Cowboys respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.