Glenorie Ru­ral Fire Brigade News

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - News - By El­iz­a­beth White­man

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

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