• Sunshine Club Donate to Tathra Brigade Again

    Tathra Sunshine Club have yet again made another large donation to the Tathra Fire Brigade. The Brigade has been the recipient of the Sunshine Club for many years now and

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  • Tathra Primary School Staff

    Privileged today to have the Staff from the Tathra Primary School don the yellow PPC jacket and become an honorary Tathra Brigade member - albeit only for a few minutes. Maybe

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  • Tathra Fires, March 2018

    A burst of hot weather saw a late spike in fire weather across parts of NSW in March, with a fire at Tathra destroying numerous homes and properties. The fire

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  • Tathra laundromat Fire, Jan 2018

    Crews tackled a blaze at the Tathra laundromat on Tuesday afternoon 23rd January, 2018. About 6 pm, 000 calls were received of heavy smoke engulfing a building on Bega Street

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What We Do

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Emergency Apps

 

Emergency +

T​he Emergency + app tells users when they should call Triple Zero (000) and who to call in different non-emergency situations.

Download the app

Android | iPhone

Fires Near Me

Stay up to date on bush fires in NSW with the official NSW RFS app, providing warnings and incident information

Download the app

Android | iPhone

Weather App

BOM Weather is the Bureau of Meteorology's weather app, giving you the most accurate weather information at your fingertips.

Download the app

Android | iPhone

In an emergency phone 000

Triple Zero (000) is Australia's primary emergency service number and should be used if urgent emergency assistance is required from either police, fire, or ambulance services.

Bega Fire Control

Maher St, Bega NSW 2550

(02) 6494 7400

Upcoming Events

May

21st – AGM (1830hrs) 
27th – RFSA Meeting (FCC)

June

1st –  VF Train the Trainer (Mogo)
15th – RFSA Division Meeting (Malua Bay)
29th – RFSA State Council (Penrith)
30th – Beyond18 – Community Engagement

July

8th – Group Central Meeting
15th – RFSA Meeting (FCC)
27th –  RFSA Division Meeting (Tathra)

Brigade Training

Tathra Rural Fire Brigade undertakes frequent and varied training. Training may involve pumping, hose drills, bush fire fighting skills, map reading/navigation, radio procedures, first aid, rope work, village fire fighting etc.. Tathra Rural Fire Brigade's training times are as follows:

 

Summer / Warmer months

Tuesday's @ 7:00 pm

Winter months

Sundays, @ 3:00 pm

Other times

Often training takes us to locations away from the station.

Rural Fire Service Association

RFSA_logoThe NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA) is recognised as the representative association of the volunteers and staff of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW Rural Fires Act 1997). The Association is managed by its Members and our primary aim is ‘Supporting our Members to Protect the Community’.

We are the Authoritative Voice in representing the volunteers of the NSW RFS. The RFSA supports volunteers in many ways including: annual Grants Program, open to all NSW RFS brigades and units around the State, the sponsorship of training exercises and NSW RFS events, education scholarships, Volunteers’ Family Days, Chaplaincy, Counselling and Family Support and an Honours and Awards program.

Contact the NSW Rural Fire Service Association

 

 

Are you prepared for a Bushfire Emergency?  

 

Completing a Bushfire Survival Plan is a great way to ensure your family and property is ready for the season.  There is a wealth of information and fact sheets available from the NSW Rural Fire Service available here.

Bushfire Survival Plans are now available as iOS or Android applications and are a great interactive way to keep your plan up to date.

During the Bushfire Danger Period you obtain a permit by contacting the Bega Fire Control Centre during business hours, they will put you in touch with a permit issuing officer to make an appointment for a site visit.

At all times of year you must follow the guidelines here:

  • You must notify the Rural Fire Service at least 24 hours before you light by calling your local control centre during business hours.
  • You must notify your neighbours at least 24 hours before you light.
  • You must have sufficient fire fighting resources (water, pumps and hoses) on hand to control the fire you intend to light and the ability and persons on hand to utilise them.
  • You must be on site and monitoring your fire at all times.

The full list of regulations you need to follow can be found here. 

Just because you can burn doesn't mean you should, weather conditions should be taken into account to ensure the fire will be manageable.

YOU are responsible for your fire. Lighting a fire without following the rules can result in fines and legal action. If the fire escapes your property you can be held responsible for damage to property and/or life.

About us

Tathra Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade is just one of the many Brigades that make up the NSW Rural Fire Service. We are a volunteer Brigade operating since 1945 on the Far South Coast of NSW.

Address

Bega Road

Tathra, NSW, 2550

0429 858 123

tathrafi@tathrafirebrigade.org.au