Volunteers from Mernda CFA will be hiding eggs in the grounds of Mernda Primary School for the brigade’s annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31.

Mernda CFA’s Troy Steans said the hunt is the brigade’s main fundraiser for the year, and proceeds will be used to help buy equipment.

“We are aiming to use the funds raised to purchase a thermal imaging camera, which the brigade will be able to use at fires in both search and rescue and for checking of hot spots in walls etc,” he said.

“Also, we will be hopefully using money to purchase additional items for the use of the new brigade rehab vehicle which came online late last year. This specialist vehicle was made possible from funds raised by the East Egg Hunt.

Mr Steans said the brigade hopes the community will get behind the Easter egg hunt.

“This event is a fantastic opportunity to get to know your local emergency service volunteers,” he said.

Tickets to the hunt are $5 and are available from bit.ly/2FQ5zyE