Katikati Advertiser


- — Ian Blunt, Chief Fire Officer

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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