& Musings from the West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade
Welcome to the first RFS Corner, including notices, updates and musings
of the West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade. I’ll be contributing a
regular, monthly section, keeping you up to date with what’s happening.
We are all so saddened by what’s happened down in Victoria and it’s all
in the back of the minds of those living in bushfire prone areas. So it
was decided at our last committee meeting, to donate $2,500 from
Brigade funds to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal. Our ever efficient
Treasurer (thanks, Richard) already has our contribution on the way,
together with our thoughts and best wishes.
We also have a few names put forward for emergency relief crew, for the
poor volunteers down there. They must be pretty knackered by now. Once
again, any small way we can help, will help. We haven’t been called on
yet, but the emergency isn’t over yet, unfortunately. Good luck to all
who are down there, or may be called to go.
Rural Fire Brigade Annual General Meeting
As comes around every year, the Annual General Meeting of the Brigade
will be taking place, as below:
Date: Sunday 29th. March, 2009
Venue: Elvina Station, South Elvina Park, Elvina Bay
We’ll be doing the usual stuff of reporting on the last year and
upcoming significant events, electing officers and collecting
membership dues and receiving any points of note from the membership.
All are welcome, including any interested parties or potential new
members (Note: You will need to be a financial member of the Brigade to
To sweeten the deal, we’ll be having a BBQ beforehand, at 12:30
onwards. Come along and say hello. Drop the secretary an email or text
(contact details at foot of the section) so we know numbers and any
special dietary requests.
Check Your Pumps
This will be an ongoing message and a simple, but strong one. Most of
us have a pump for fire fighting (amongst other things) that sits in
the shed, with a view to pulling it out and starting it up, when an
emergency occurs. There’s the issue, starting the thing! Pull out your
pumps, start them up and pump some water on a regular basis, to ensure
they won’t give you any problems in a real emergency situation. Also
remember to flush out the pump, hoses, nozzles and other equipment,
with fresh water, when you’ve finished.
Call 000 for
While we have stretchers, and other emergency equipment, as well as our
fire fighting equipment, in both sheds – Elvina and Lovett – your first
port of call in all emergencies, is 000. Always call 000 first, then
see if you can get hold of us, after that. We’ll be there on a ‘best
endeavours’ basis, as much as we can, but 000 comes first.
Anyway, all for now. Lots to say, but I’ll have to leave something for
Island Rural Fire Brigade
Preparation and Survival Briefing
Sunday 22 February (brunch available) or 8pm Wednesday 25 February
Island Fire Station
Island is in the
highest bushfire-risk category in NSW. This means a severe
bushfire incident will occur - it's only a matter of when. The best
protection we all have is the collective preparation of every household
in our community.
* Bushfire preparation
* Evacuation planning
* Firefighting equipment and procedures
* Emergency procedures
* Not a fundraiser
* Not a recruitment drive
* Decent coffee
* Biscuits if you're lucky (hey, we're
SIRFB AGM Notice
The Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade invites members and
friends to attend our Annual General Meeting.
Sunday 8 March 2009
Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade
This is an ideal opportunity to come and see what your local community
Brigade does and can do for you. Meet our volunteers, hear
about the events of the year, check out our Station and equipment and
join us for afternoon tea afterwards.
For more information on the Brigade, go to www.sirfb.org.au
and PAINTING WORKSHOP
Marion van den
AND PAINTING WORKSHOPS with Marion van den Driesschen,
will be starting Saturday
Venue: Suzie Boyd's house Scotland House (2nd house on water west of
For more information please contact Marion on 9979 3993 or 0431 457 431
CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY!
SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2009
IS REGISTERED FOR THE 2009 CLEAN UP DAY
PLEASE DONATE A
SMALL AMOUNT OF YOUR TIME TO CLEAN UP OUR FORESHORES
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