Do You Have a Bushfire Survival Plan?

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With the bushfire season upon us, Llandilo Rural Fire Brigade (RFB) would like the local community to be prepared by having a Bushfire Survival Plan in place.

Llandilo RFB Captain Rick Burns said, “The bushfire danger period has already started (on the 1st of September) and I’m sure everyone has seen how bad the fires have already been to the north of the state and in Queensland. If you live in a bushfire prone area, make sure you family has a Bushfire Survival Plan. You can also get the NSW RFS Fires Near Me app, so that you can know about local fires and get advice on what to do. For more information, visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or Google NSW RFS”.

This month will also see Llandilo RFB Cadets participating in the Australian Fire Cadet Championships at Wesley Vision Valley in New South Wales.

“Our team of 6 youngsters (between 12 to 16 years of age) will be competing against other cadet teams from the NSW RFS, SES and Fire Agencies from around Australia. Our Cadets have been training since the beginning of the year and I’m so very proud of the kids’ hard work and effort they have all put in, supported by the senior members of our brigade in helping with their training” explained Rick.

As part of their fundraising, Llandilo RFB have just completed their Bunnings BBQ on the Get Ready Weekend. Right now, they are in the middle of a station rejuvenation.

“We’re trying to bring Llandilo RFB Station up to the 21st century. We’re spending some of the funds that the generous people of the local area have donated to us over the years for that goal, so that we can better serve our local area and wherever we may be called” commented Rick.

If you would like more information about becoming an RFS Volunteer, you can visit Llandilo RFB Station on Seventh Avenue in Llandilo. The brigade members meet at the station every Tuesday night from 7:00pm. You can also make membership enquiries through the RFS website. As we are in fire season, member training is dependent upon how busy Spring and Summer is for the brigade operationally.

For those of you who can’t wait for the annual Llandilo RFB Santa Run to Jordan Springs, Rick has this message, “We haven’t locked in a specific date just yet, but Llandilo Brigade has every intention on providing transport for Santa to visit most of the parks in Jordan Springs. Of course, it depends if our trucks are not fighting fires, but we will try our best not to disappoint Santa and the kids of Jordan Springs. Stay tuned!”

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