Tathra Brigade trains 7:00 – 9:00 pm Tuesday nights at the station.
Local residents and people interested in joining the brigade are welcome to come to any of our training evenings to see what happens and find out about fire-related issues in the area.
Our training is wide ranging and encompasses:
The team at Tathra Fire Brigade, would like to wish everyone a Merry and Safe Christmas.
It's that time again where we are forced to drive long distances to spend time with relatives that we really don't want to and whilst you will no doubt need a drink or several to get you through, please don't mix drinking with driving.
Camp fires are permitted, as are solid fuel BBQ's, however we urge that you take full care with them and ensure they extinguished upon leaving.
If you see an unattended Fire, or any smoke that does not look right, please call 000 straight away... Several false alarms, are better than a fire that gets away.
On Tuesday 19 November at 6pm, the NSW RFS / Tathra Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade will hold a community education meeting in the Brigade’s fire station on Bega Road, Tathra.
The meeting is open to all residents and property owners from Tathra and surrounds. It is being held to inform the community and provide tips on bush fire preparedness. It will be attended by Mr Marty Webster, Community Safety Officer RFS, Far South Coast Team, and Tathra RFS Captain and vice-Captains.
The meeting will provide information and discussion on how to prepare a bush fire plan, and help residents to learn more about the operations of the local RFS, especially during emergencies. Mr Webster said the recent Blue Mountains fires had been a sad reminder of the potential for havoc to be caused. “The aim of the meeting is for as many residents as possible to learn the key importance and links between preparation action and survival. Planning to make a plan is not a plan”, he said.
Tathra RFS Captain, Adam Wiggins, said the local brigade spent many hours training for emergencies with members constantly upgrading their skills. “We are prepared. We want the community to be as well prepared”.
Six crew members from Tathra Brigade rolled up their sleeves last Wednesday to give blood. This is a most deserving activity - who knows whose life your blood may save.
Members of the public who would like to donate blood should contact the Red Cross and book into the next event in April, 2014.
Recent Fire activity around the State has highlighted the need to begin preparing for Bush Fires, at which are highly likely to impact upon us this fire season.
Pick up a copy of the "Bush Fire Survival Plan" from the Bega Fire Control Centre today, or from our Firefighters at the Tathra Fire Station Open Day on Saturday the 28th September.
PREPARE - ACT - SURVIVE.
Congratulations to Deputy Captain Lance Hartley, on being awarded NSW RFSA Member of the year for 2012-13.
Deputy Captain Hartley has put countless hours of work into RFSA initiatives as Delegate for the Bega Valley Branch, Chair of Division 6 and as a State Council Member. All in addition to his dedication to the Tathra Brigade as Deputy and training officer.