The fire season has started and will continue on until end of March 2018 and we have a message from Lennox Head Rural Fire Service President, Monty Gibbs.
The fires earlier this year resulted in two positive outcomes.
1. Community spirit was outstanding
2. New members came forward
The photo above shows new members with Deputy Captain Geoff White: Matt Stewart, Brock Eastlake, Dan Stott, Aaron Mategna, Tim Dalli. Missing are Darrin Faulkner, Tom Burrey.
These members completed their training through the winter months and are ready for the season ahead.
If you have time and are keen to support your community come along to the next meeting and meet with our Captain Bill McKenzie and Senior Deputy captain Shane Smallcombe, on Wednesday 11th and 25th October at 1830hrs.
Congratulations to Gabriel Wisemantel and residents of Fig Tree Hill who have formed a group committed to protecting their ‘special piece of Lennox’ with a Fire Plan. Well done.
Become A Rural Fire Service Volunteer
Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) this month launched its 2017 recruitment campaign, Life First, and is calling on community-minded men and women to join its ranks.
FRNSW Commissioner, Paul Baxter QSO, said the campaign was designed to attract a diverse range of applicants from all industries and fields.
‘We need people with problem solving abilities, who enjoy team work, are resilient, have good judgement and are motivated,’ he said.
‘By creating a broader view of a ‘firefighter’, we can tap into more skills, more capability and more talent.
‘We want to attract people who might not otherwise consider joining fire and emergency services.
‘Firefighters help anyone, anywhere, anytime. They respond to any emergency and are also passionate about safety, education and prevention.
‘Being a firefighter provides you with the opportunity to make a real and ongoing difference to the people of NSW as well as Australia and the world. We work in close-knit teams and are trained to be able to respond to emergency incidents both domestically and internationally.’
If you would like to volunteer locally contact Lennox Head RFS President Monty Gibbs on 0419 296 093.