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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
November 16, 2010
Notices for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Fire Alert

Prepare Your Property

A must for all Scotland Island residents

Sunday, 21st November, 2010

More than one quarter of the Island’s properties need to be cleaned up to make them safe in the event of a bush or house fire.

The Warringah Pittwater Fire control Centre’s Fire Mitigation Officer, has been inspecting the Island’s properties since we did the May 2009 door knock.

To date 240 of the Island’s 351 properties have been inspected and 64 maintenance or Section 66 Notices (that’s forcing you to clean up) have been issued.

That’s a little over one quarter of the properties inspected needing attention.

This highlights the need to action by our community.

So, the Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade and the Warringah Pittwater Rural Fire Service District Office and assisted by SIRA are offering residents training in how to be prepared for a fire.

Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security just because we keep getting rain and the threat of fire seems reduced.

Following the establishment of precincts around the Island, the appointment of Precinct Coordinators and the May 2009 Island door knock, we are now set to offer some basic training to residents who want to know how they can reduce the risk of fire impacting their homes, and their neighbours homes.

The training session will be held on Sunday 21 November starting at the Fire Station at 9am.

There will a presentation, and then hands on, showing how to reduce the risks around various island homes, concluding with lunch at the Station.

The course will look at:
  • Three ways fire can impact a dwelling;
  • Exposures/risks around your home;
  • Preparing home;
  • Preparing your property;
  • Preparing yourself, which includes completing your Bush Fire Survival Plan; and
  • Fighting the Fire
This is open to any resident of the Island who wants to gain more information about how to ready themselves and protect their families in the event of a fire.

And remember, while the Rural Fire service is seen as a “bush fire brigade” your Brigade on the Island is a village brigade, trained to fight house fires as well as bush fires. With this continuing rain, the brigade members are more likely to have to attend to a house or structure fire, rather than a bush fire.

I urge all residents to consider this important opportunity as well as becoming a member of the Brigade.
People wanting more information about the precincts and how they operate should, in the first instance, contact Greg Roberts on 9979 5228

Anyone wanting information about joining the Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade and becoming trained as a bush and village fire fighter should contact the Station on 9999 4404 or any of the field officers listed below

Captain Tim Byrne 0416 003 205
Senior Deputy Captain Graeme Richmond 0419 460 331
Deputy Captain Ian White 0400 600 958

Those interested in attending the course, email timbyrne@live.com.au or phone Tim on 0416 003 205

Tim Byrne
Captain SIRFB

Local Council Notices
Kids on the Coast
Sensational Summer School Holiday Fun !

Pittwater Council’s Coastal Environment Centre (CEC) is revving up for sensational summer fun with the early release of its ‘Kids on the Coast’ School Holiday Program which will run from Monday 10 January to Thursday 27 January (excluding the public holiday on Wednesday 26 January). 

The new summer program is sizzling hot with the inclusion of eight brand new activities. As always The ‘Kids on the Coast’ program promises to provide healthy, fun and engaging field-based activities that will keep kids aged 5 -12 years enthralled and amazed for hours.

The consistent inclusion of new programs enables previous attendees to be inspired to experience and learn more. The new highlights on the Fun Activity Menu includes ‘Lava Lovers’, ‘Bug Hunt’, Rainforests of the Sea’, ‘Gourmet Garbage Gremlins’, ‘Outta Space!’, ‘Snappers, Stingers & Stabbers’, ‘Something Fishy’ and ‘Dinosaur Mania’.

In addition to these new activities expressions of interest are being taken for the ever popular ‘Fishing Clinic’ run in partnership with the NSW Department of Industry & Investment and ‘Surf Safety’ run in partnership with Surf Educate Australia (SEA). Additionally we are taking expressions of interest for ‘Kids Yoga’.

As always the ‘Kids on the Coast’ program takes kids on eco-adventures of discovery to a myriad of exciting outdoor environments including beaches, rock platforms, headlands, bushland, eco-gardens and the foreshores of Narrabeen Lagoon.

Gary Jackson, the CEC’s Executive Management Consultant said our new programs give children the chance to meet and mix with other children as well as being inspired and excited to learn about our natural environments in fun and interactive ways.

“For parents wanting to motivate their children with healthy, engaging, hands-on activities, Kids on the Coast is the ideal school holiday experience.  All programs are inspiring, safe, educational and of course, great fun!” said Mr. Jackson.

Two hour sessions are held from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm. The cost is $20 per child per session, with full-day sessions from 10am to 3pm at $55 per child (for standard activities), including supervision between sessions (BYO lunch). The Fishing Clinic is $40 which includes giveaways, with Surf Safety sessions costing $49.50.

The CEC is located on the lagoon waterfront at Pelican Path, Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen, only 300m from the North Narrabeen beach entrance.

Online bookings are now open at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/ceckids or call 1300 000 CEC (232).
For further inquiries please call Bianca Smith on 9970 1313 or 0406 561 384 or email bianca_smith@pittwater.nsw.gov.au.

Media Contact:
Tina Demetriou, CEC Events Manager, Tel: 02 9970 1675      M: 0428 102040

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