Katikati Advertiser


- — Ian Blunt, Chief Fire Of­fi­cer Fires · Disasters · Incidents

Four call­outs forOmoko­roa vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers in the last fort­night, the first to a road­worker work­ing­night shift at Apatawhowa­s hit by a mo­torist and­was se­ri­ously injured. This oc­curred around7p­min day­light hours in a slow speed area mon­i­tored by traf­fic con­trol.

There were two calls on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber18, the first to a pa­tien­twhore­quired an as­sisted lift and then at around1pmt­o a car which hit a pole onOmoko­roaRd300m from the fire sta­tion.

OnTues­day at around9amt­he brigade andFirst Re­spon­ders at­tended a call to a crash on the cor­ner of SH2 andOmoko­roaRd. A sta­tion­wag­onwait­ing to turn left onto SH2was hit by anSUVonSH2 trav­el­ling south to Tau­ranga. No per­son­swere trapped and there were mod­er­ate in­juries.

TheOmoko­roaFirst Re­spon­ders have been busy be­gin­ning with the call to the Apata scene fol­lowed by a call to a young per­son­whocrashed off his bike in­Omoko­roaRd. On Novem­ber18 the team re­sponded three times, on Novem­ber19 to two call­outs and on Sun­day, Novem­ber22 to one call­out.

Thanks to the ded­i­ca­tion to both fire­fight­ers and first re­spon­ders.

Traf­fic is chaotic on our roads and will­be­come­worse as the hol­i­day sea­son ar­rives. Pa­tience and con­cen­tra­tion are para­mount, so please drive safely.

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