Midway Point Fire Brigade

The Midway Point Fire Brigade was opened in 1970 by a man named John Lions.

The Midway Point fire brigade was re-opened on the 1st of April 1994.
The Midway Point Fire Brigade runs a junior fire fighting program for kids aged 10 and above.
They built the fire station there because they needed one after the 1967 fires that occurred in the area.

They have had around about nine chiefs in the past.
The first chief was Mr Jack Quarrel.
The present chief’s name is Mr Andrew Dare (2007).
In 2007, there were 28 members and 9 of them were ladies.

During 2007, they put out 78 fires. During 2008, they put out 205 fires.
There are 2 trucks at the fire brigade. One of them can hold 3000 litres and the other can hold 1300 litres
They haven’t saved many cats yet.

The way that they know that there is a fire is that they have a little thing called a pager. It tells them where the fire is.
They have to wear yellow or orange overalls so in a big bush fire they can be seen better.

To find out more about the current Midway Point Volunteer Fire Brigade, check out their Facebook page here.

Ben Lynch brings the fire on his property under control.

Information gathered by students when interviewing Mr Danny Reid & Mr Peter Krakowski in 2008

Midway Point

Midway Point is located on a small peninsula surrounded by Orielton Lagoon and Pittwater. Midway Point is a meeting point between Hobart and Sorell. There are two causeways which join on with Midway Point, with one joining to the Eastern Shore and the other heading to Sorell. There are approximately 2,500 people living in Midway Point. From Midway Point you can see spectacular views of Mount Wellington and the Pittwater Lagoon.

Information From:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway_Point,_Tasmania

Destiny Dance

Destiny started in 2000 and has now been running for 9 years. It started when Tammy Mason and Naomi Grist wanted to give the community a place to dance for fun not competition. They both had a passion to teach dancing and they wanted to share that with others.

 They saw that Destiny could be a place not only to develop dance skills but confidence too. They could inspire children to do their best and reach their full potential.

They were given $17,500 by the government to build a studio just off Station Lane at the Youth and Community Centre in Sorell. All the profits go back to Destiny to buy costumes and tea and coffee for the parents attending.

If they get any extra money they donate it to their sponsor child or to the community. Destiny has recently moved to the Midway Point community hall at the top of Raynors Road. Now there is only one teacher, Tammy Mason, and she teaches preschool to adults!