This year prior to the upcoming fire season, the Brigade held its AGM.
I am very pleased with the response of new members stepping up to the plate to take on extra responsibilities. A special thanks to Debbie Smith who has taken on the Secretary position, which has lightened my load.
Some members have already completed more advanced courses, including Advanced Skills in Leadership, Navigation, Hydraulics, Driving, and Structural and Wildfires.
For the first time in 3 years we can provide crews for both trucks and essential backup for the front line.
Members have recently enjoyed providing support to the Ballina Food and Wine Festival, the Love Lennox Festival, the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open, Splendour in the Grass, and the Trojans Hero Day.
Volunteers do this for their community, and it is very rewarding. The majority of the crew also have full time jobs and other commitments aside from volunteering their time to the RFS, so we always welcome new members.
Call into the station to discuss with our Captain, Bill McKenzie or Senior Deputy Captain, Shane Smallcombe, on the last Wednesday of each month at 6.30pm.