Lennox Head Rural Fire Service

It has been another exciting month for Lennox Head Rural Fire Brigade. We have had more training for our new and existing members and also we had our AGM where we welcomed some of our members into new positions.

We had various training events this month including Aviation Communication and a Felled Tree certificate. These skills can be vital when responding to large fires or clearing debris.

We also participated in the Love Lennox Festival where we were able to talk to the community about their fire plans and keeping safe this winter.

During winter as the temperature gets colder, we start to get the heaters out and light our fireplaces. It is important to make sure you follow safety guidelines to keep your family safe. Here are some tips: 1. Keep everything one metre away from your heater. 2. Install and use as per the manufacturer’s instructions. 3. If you suspect a fault, have the heater serviced or replaced. 4. Always supervise young children in rooms with open fires or working heaters. 5. Ensure flues and chimneys are regularly cleaned. 6. Strong fire screens should be set up in front of open fires. 7. Never use wheat bags in bed. Help us to help you by taking action to ensure you and your family stay safe.

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