Fire Season Extended, Training continues
The official fire season has been extended till 30 April across the Byron, Ballina and Tweed regions. This has been due to the hot weather and lack of rain in our area. Fire Permits are required and are again now able to be issued, under strict conditions and for a limited and shorter period than usual. They may be suspended once again if we have a lack of rain and hot weather.
It has been a busy month again in Lennox with lots of our crew training and starting new courses. We always need more volunteers. If you are interested in joining our team and contributing some of your time to helping your community, contact us via our Secretary Deb at 0402 576 231 or via our facebook page.
At the end of February, team members from the Lennox crew were deployed to assist the many other crews from around our region and beyond with the large fires at Tabulam and Wallangarra.
In March, team members attended the annual RFS Region North Field Exercise weekend at Glen Innes. This regional training provided realistic simulated incidents and scenarios that are coordinated by highly experienced volunteers and staff, to practise fire and incident management procedures.
Our crew have responded to a variety off call outs over the past month and we would like to remind motorists as the holidays are coming up, slow down, show patience and be safe on our roads.
Julia Slingsby and Deb Smith