Gal­ston Ru­ral Fire Brigade News

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - News -

A Busy Start to the Year Although the Syd­ney re­gion has been spared the fires that have re­cently been seen in other states, Gal­ston Brigade has still had an ac­tive start to the year with on­go­ing in­ten­sive train­ing of new re­cruits and a num­ber of emer­gency and fire calls.

Most sig­nif­i­cantly dur­ing the storms at the end of Jan­uary Gal­ston Brigade at­tended ap­prox­i­mately 20 call­outs over a 2-day pe­riod which in­volved as­sist­ing with the emer­gency re­sponse to heavy dam­age in­clud­ing dam­age to houses, pow­er­lines and cars. 75th An­niver­sary Gal­ston Brigade is turn­ing 75 this year! At present plan­ning is un­der­way for an event to com­mem­o­rate this oc­ca­sion which will take place later in the year but if any past or present mem­bers would like to at­tend or share mem­o­ra­bilia please email me­dia@gal­ston­rfb.org.au and we will keep in touch. Pile Burns We would like to re­mind mem­bers of the com­mu­nity that a coun­cil per­mit is re­quired for any­one wish­ing to un­der­take a pile burn. Pile Burn en­quiries can be di­rected to Hornsby Shire Coun­cil on 9847 6853. Use­ful in­for­ma­tion can also be found by fol­low­ing the link to: http://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/me­dia/ doc­u­ments/en­vi­ron­ment-and- waste/bush­land-and-bio­di­ver­sity/ bush­fire/Re­quire­ments-for-pile-burn­ing-in-Hornsby- Shire.pdf.

If you re­quire as­sis­tance or are con­cerned about safety in con­duct­ing a pile burn please don’t hes­i­tate to call the Brigade Duty Of­fi­cer on 0491 119 152. Face­book Page Please be aware that the brigade does main­tain a Face­book page that can be ac­cessed by search­ing for “Gal­ston Ru­ral Fire Brigade”. This page con­tains use­ful in­for­ma­tion and also pro­vides up­dates on on­go­ing sit­u­a­tions.

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