Once again, fantastic support from the local Caravan Park fraternity. Every New Years' Day, Brigade volunteers 'pass the hat round'. Tathra Rural Fire Brigade would like to thank all our supporters out there who donate their loose change so willingly. We hope you have a great holiday.
Back row: Barbara Sekuless, Terry Goodwin and Doug Holden Front row: Long time supporter, Kerry McKay, from Big 4 Caravan Park, Tathra
Tuesday night (22nd Nov) you may have seen Bega, Jellat Jellat, Tarraganda and Tathra RFS Brigades drive around Bega looking for something. That something was many things. Brigades had to use navigation skills and GPS to locate specific items. It wasn't a race, just an exercise to hone skills and have a good time.
Tathra Brigade has recently received two most generous monetary donations which will be used to buy some much needed equipment for operations and training.
The Brigade received a cheque for $500 from the local Tathra Sunshine Club, and $1500 from the Wharf To Waves Group. We sincerely thank these community groups for their continued support of the Brigade.
Representatives from the Tathra Sunshine Club present Captain Adam Wiggins with a cheque for $500
Richard Gallimore from the Wharf To Waves Group present Captain Adam Wiggins with a cheque for $1500
The Sapphire Coast Anglican College held another very successful Country Fair - the theme being "Thanks to our local Emergency Services. Tathra Brigade was well represented along with Bega Police, Bega VRA, Bega Ambulance, Eden / Bega SES and Bega Fire and Rescue
Discussions amongst the Bega Branch RFSA Executive, Bega RFS and Sapphire Welding & Fabrication in April 2015 led to an application for a grant to construct a mobile Smoke House. The application was successful and the team at Sapphire Welding & Fabrication, then had the job of transferring the rough drawings into a 3m x 3m x 2.5m checkered–plate aluminium box - complete with door and two windows.
The almost finished product was transferred to Tathra Station to add the finishing touches. This completed, the Brigade decided to put the training aid through its paces and carry out some rough and ready venting.
The good news is that it is finished and will be delivered to Bega Fire Control for the use of all Brigades.
Again, our thanks go to the Rural Fire Service Association - without the Grant scheme, this training aid would not have been possible.