Glenorie Ru­ral Fire Brigade News

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Rural Fire Service - By James Wick­ing

Glenorie Fire Fighters De­ployed to Canada

Three Glenorie crew, Glynn Lloyd, Chloe Pa­ton and Chris Comp­ton along with an­other 37 fire fighters from or­gan­i­sa­tions in NSW and ACT were de­ployed to Canada for six weeks of in­ten­sive, re­mote area fire-fight­ing. NSW RFS Com­mis­sioner Shane Fitzsim­mons saw the crew off from the Air­port. It is very dif­fer­ent fire-fight­ing to Aus­tralia. They have met bears who have be­come more ‘ friendly’ as the fire ac­tiv­ity died down. They have also spot­ted cougars, a lynx, wolves and bob­cats on their fire ground. And now they are fight­ing fires while it is snow­ing! Our Chloe should get spe­cial men­tion as she is the only fe­male on the Aus­tralian team. They have been work­ing hard but are all safe and en­joy­ing their time there.

Haz­ard Re­duc­tions

As you have prob­a­bly no­ticed, we have been very busy con­duct­ing sev­eral Haz­ard Re­duc­tions (HRs) in the area. The prin­ci­ple of a Haz­ard Re­duc­tion is to re­duce the fuel load­ing and there­fore re­duce the in­ten­sity of a fire should one oc­cur. This doesn’t mean there will be no fires. It doesn’t mean that if there is a fire it will not spread. It sim­ply means it should slow a fire down. With this in mind, we urge all res­i­dents to be pre­pared for the fire sea­son. Make sure your properties are pre­pared and most im­por­tantly that you are pre­pared. We hope that all res­i­dents have com­pleted their Bush Fire Sur­vival Plan. If you haven’t yet, then make sure you do ur­gently.

If you need as­sis­tance with your Bush Fire Sur­vival Plan or would like to dis­cuss how to be pre­pared for the Bush Fire Sea­son then speak with us at the Glenorie Grow­ers Mar­ket on the Fourth Sun­day of the month or give us a call.

Get Ready Week­end Open Day

Thank you to all res­i­dents who came and vis­ited us on Sun­day 17th. It was great to speak with you and we are happy that we could help with some ex­cel­lent ques­tions. If you couldn’t make it or if you have any ques­tions, please don’t hes­i­tate to give us a call, send us a mes­sage on the Face­book page or come and see us at our stand at the Glenorie Grow­ers Mar­ket on the 4th Sun­day of ev­ery Month.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or con­tact the Brigade: 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 on the fourth Sun­day of the month in the grounds of Glenorie RSL. Face­book: Glenorie Ru­ral Fire Brigade; Email: glenori­erfs@out­look.com

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