Glenorie Rural Fire Brigade News
Fuel Management Burn Preparation and Training
Regular rain throughout January saved our local area from a severe bush fire season. However, the brigade has kept busy with fuel management burn preparation, storm clean up and regular training.
Glenorie Brigade training in March was in motor vehicle accident response. Because the nearest Ambulance, Police and NSW Fire & Rescue stations are all approximately 25 minutes from Glenorie, we are often the first emergency vehicle on site. Specialist training ensures our members are equipped to deal with whatever a call requires. Autumn Recruitment – Meet one of our members: Chloe Paton, a 22 year old food technologist who joined Glenorie Brigade in 2014. • Why did you join the brigade? Chloe: “I was 9 when the 2002 bush fires went through Glenorie, which left a lasting impression on me. Since then I developed an interest in joining the Rural Fire Service (RFS) which had helped us and others in the community. I wanted to volunteer in something that would be giving back to my local community, where I could take on real responsibility, learn new skills and balance with work and study.” • What is the best part of being in the brigade? Chloe: “The feeling of making difference, the friendships I’ve developed along the way and the many opportunities to learn and develop new skills and qualifications.”
If you enjoy meeting people, gaining new skills and are wanting to make a meaningful contribution to your local community, come along to our Volunteer Information BBQ and Demonstration from 12 noon, Sunday 10 April, 2016 at Glenorie Rural Fire Station, 2658 Old Northern Road Glenorie and discover if the Rural Fire Service is for you. Please let us know if you are intending to come, for catering purposes.
Brigade contact details: Station Phone: 9652 2017 (leave a message and someone will get back to you) or talk to a real person, James: 0422 168 914. Visit the brigade stand at the Glenorie Growers Market, 4th Sunday of the month in the grounds of Glenorie RSL. Facebook: Glenorie Rural Fire Brigade Email: Glenorierfs@outlook.com