Two-year-old Ethan Andrews donned his best firefighter uniform at the Monster Machinery Day 2018 at the Southport Broadwater. Picture: Jerad Williams
Two-year-old Ethan Andrews donned his best firefighter uniform at the Monster Machinery Day 2018 at the Southport Broadwater. Picture: Jerad Williams

Monster crowds flock to Broadwater for Machinery Day

ETHAN Andrews was so excited to meet his local firefighting heroes he wore his own uniform for two days in anticipation.

The two-year-old and his family were among thousands at the fifteenth annual Monster Machinery Day in the Broadwater Parklands yesterday.

Ethan Andrews meets his hero Senior Firefighter Jackie Brown at the Monster Machinery Day 2018 at the Southport Broadwater. Picture: Jerad Williams
Ethan Andrews meets his hero Senior Firefighter Jackie Brown at the Monster Machinery Day 2018 at the Southport Broadwater. Picture: Jerad Williams

Ethan could barely contain his excitement as he waited in line to check out a real life fire truck.

"It's actually a gift from friends in Canada, and it was his older brother's first, so it's been well loved," dad, Scott Andrews, said.

 

Ethan Andrews dressed in his Sunday best for the Monster Machinery Day at Broadwater Parklands. Picture: Jerad Williams
Ethan Andrews dressed in his Sunday best for the Monster Machinery Day at Broadwater Parklands. Picture: Jerad Williams

"He refused to leave home without his uniform, in fact he's been wearing it the past couple days, because he's been so excited.

"He loves everything to do with firefighting ... Fireman Sam, anything with sirens on TV, he can't get enough of it."

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Thousands turn out for the Monster Machinery Day 2018 at the Southport Broadwater. Picture: Jerad Williams
Thousands turn out for the Monster Machinery Day 2018 at the Southport Broadwater. Picture: Jerad Williams

More than 50 enormous truck, diggers and even some Disney stars were on display.

Beautiful weather brought the crowds and Councillor Dawn Crichlow was on site, talking to families.


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