Thanks for making Open Day 2015 such a huge success!
If you missed it and you need information on Bushfire readiness or help to organise your Bushfire Plan, come and visit us Tuesday's 7:00 pm.
"The Tathra Volunteer Fire Brigade concluded it's two weeks of Get Ready Weekend activities today when 120 plus attended the brigades Open Day.
In brilliant Sapphire Coast sunshine Tathrans enthusiastically engaged in Bush Fire Planning, how to have a "ready box" of key items in the event of fire, and volunteering sessions. Families came with up to four children, and all the kids delighted in being a fire fighter for the day, being shown PPE, truck equipment, sounding the sirens aboard a Cat 1 and the Tanja 7, and holding live reels pushing water from two Cat 9s into the bush near the station. All visitors are in a draw to have a chance to win an IPad and seven vouchers provided by local businesses."
THE Tathra Rural Fire Brigade has been about this week educating future generations of volunteer firefighters. The brigade visited the Tathra Preschool, where it demonstrated what firefighters do, the equipment they use and giving hands-on experience to the children.
Tathra Brigade captain Adam Wiggins and crew attended the Preschool recently and will make further visits.
“It was a delight to see the toddlers so fascinated and absorbed by our bright safety uniforms and vehicles, by all our equipment and what we do,” Captain Wiggins said. “There is nothing more delightful than seeing children so interested, and in wonder at all that goes with the important work of their local rural brigade.”
The Tathra Brigade will continue visits to local schools this week. On Friday it conducts a visit to the “bigger kids” at Tathra Public School. Talks and demonstrations will be conducted at the school in four sessions for all 200 Tathra Public School pupils. The brigade will also be involved in information, demonstrations and educational exercises with the pupils leading up to the NSW Rural Fire Service Get Ready Weekend on September 12-13 (see below).
Tathra getting ready for bushfire season
The Tathra community has come together for a number of major events to embrace Get Ready Weekend, a state-wide Rural Fire Service exercise to prepare for the coming bushfire season. The aim of the weekend is to provide the 2000-plus residents in the wider Tathra area with information that will enable them to play their part in planning their own responses to any bushfire threat in the coming season.
“Our Tathra Rural Fire Service Brigade volunteer members have decades of experience and are in constant training to deal with threats - but we are only as good as our community is prepared,” Tathra RFS Captain Adam Wiggins said. “Get Ready Weekend is about community members taking charge of planning for their own preparation and response to bushfires. “We will give them the resources, advice and help wherever we can,” he said. In the next two weeks, the Tathra RFS will be involved at events at sports clubs around the town, including sponsoring through generous commercial contributions the Tathra golf monthly medals, Tathra bowls and major raffle nights, as well as information sessions around the town.
The weekend of September 12-13 will culminate in an Open Day at the Tathra Rural Fire Service Station on Bega St, 10am until 2pm on the Sunday. The open day will involve hands-on displays for kids and older folk, a free barbecue, a variety of prizes for attendees, kids' competitions, and show bags for all. There will also be an opportunity for all attendees to go in a draw to win an iPad. On hand will be information, materials and advice on how to prepare a bushfire plan. Captain Wiggins said he was pleased to welcome the support of major sponsor Big W, and other sponsors Woolworths, the Family Grocers, Fat Tony’s, Tathra Cellars, Stafford’s, Mimosa Meats, Cliff Place, Tathra Fuel Services, the Tathra Newsagency and other pending supporters for this great community effort.
Tathra Rural Fire Brigade attended a serious motor vehicle accident Wednesday 8th in Andy Poole Drive, Tathra. Bega Fire and Rescue, the VRA, Police, Ambulance and South Care helicopter attended. For more details see Bega District News website.
Tathra Brigade would like to thank Merimbula, Jellat Jellat, Bega, Tarraganda and Fire Control for their generous time and efforts in getting the Kianniny Hazard Reduction mostly completed. We achieved our objective which was to remove about 70% of fine fuels from the area.
A sincere thanks to the two ladies who organised a scrumptious supper and to certain Bega crew members for not eating everything.
On the Sunday, we had to deal with a fallen tree which had impacted on the roof of one of the cabins. This put a damper on a otherwise successful burn. We called in the experts — Bega SES — and the job was done. To the SES crew, great working with professionals.