Gal­ston Ru­ral Fire Brigade News

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Community News - By Kara Dubois

Cess­nock Bush­fire Strike Team

Last month we saw the first To­tal Fire Ban of the sea­son with all of the Greater Syd­ney area faced with a se­vere fire dan­ger rat­ing, windy weather, and dry con­di­tions. That same week fire­fight­ers also faced about 90 blazes across NSW; with Gal­ston firies form­ing part of a Strike Team sent in to fight bush­fires in the Cess­nock re­gion through­out the day and night. We were also kept very busy closer to home with sev­eral lo­cal call-outs - in­clud­ing a ser­vice-sta­tion diesel-spill.

Haz­ard Re­duc­tion Sea­son

With the of­fi­cial start to the fire sea­son com­menc­ing in Oc­to­ber you may see con­tin­ued Haz­ard Re­duc­tions (HRs) tak­ing place across Syd­ney when con­di­tions al­low. Gal­ston RFB is reg­u­larly ac­tive in as­sist­ing with many lo­cal and Greater Syd­ney based HRs. For more in­for­ma­tion on when and where HRs will be tak­ing place please visit the RFS web­site: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

Gal­ston mem­ber pro­file

Each month the Gal­ston Ru­ral Fire Brigade fea­ture a short in­ter­view with one of our mem­bers. It is a great way to dis­cover just how di­verse your lo­cal fire brigade can be.

Bush alight and petrol sta­tion

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