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.
Tathra Rural Fire Brigade is looking for new members. Many of our members have moved out of the area for work or educational reasons which has left a big hole in the number of members we can draw on.
Fighting bushfire is a dangerous activity and as such each of our Brigade members must have the competence required to allow them to undertake this role as safely as possible. Our training provides members with the skills and knowledge to enable them to:
Work safely on the fire ground;
Improve knowledge of fire behaviour;
Use various techniques to suppress a fire;
Use and care for fire fighting equipment;
Use and care for communications equipment;
and Work in a team as well as provide leadership.
The Brigade was called out to facilitate the management of live electrical wires that came down across two vehicles in Bega St, Tathra. The vehicles still had occupants inside and fortunately nobody was injured in the incident. The wires came down due to salt arcing out which is common in Tathra.
Like all other volunteer RF Brigades, a big thank you for your time and commitment.
Tathra Brigade have completed the construction of an LED variable message sign. Two thirds of the cost have come from the community - the rest from the Rural Fire Service Association. The Brigade members are very happy with the outcome and we have had many positive comments from the community.
The sign is already displaying a number of fire related messages and the Brigade will be keeping the community informed in the future with up-to-date fire information.