ON Saturday, September 28, the last Saturday of the month, the RFS is holding an Open Day at Central Tilba Fire Shed in Latimer’s Lane as well as stations at other centres. You are invited to come along and meet your local volunteers and have some fun. There will be a sausage sizzle, information on many aspects of fire control and prevention. Try your hand at rolling out fire hoses, watch the use of fire hoses, and even use one, have a close up look at the fire trucks, booklets to assist with preparation of your own Bush Fire Survival Plan, balloons for the kids and Kids Activity Booklets will all be available.
With the advent of an increasing number of extremely hot days in our area as well as others, the risk of summer wild fires is of concern to all in the community. Your Rural Fire Service is of growing importance as a consequence. It has been an exceptionally dry winter, and a “brutal’ fire season is forecast by some. Recently on ABC 7.30, Alasdair Hainsworth of the Bureau of Meteorology said; “We have had the warmest 12 months period on record across Australia”. The National Bushfire Outlook Report has forecast above normal fire potential this season.
You are assisted throughout the year by the RFS volunteers from your local area in knowing they are available in case of emergency. Have you ever considered joining? Services include not only attending to fires, but also traffic accidents. Central Tilba, in particular, would appreciate having new members. We are seeking persons of any age. Volunteering also offers the opportunity to learn new and valuable skills.
Come along and chat. Your dedicated group of volunteers will enjoy the privilege of meeting with you, just to say “hello”, providing any advice they are able to, and letting you try your hand at some aspects of fire control. We look forward to as many as possible coming along.
Central Tilba RFS