Tathra Fire Brigade wishes to thank all of it’s Volunteers.
The Brigade has in excess of 20 current Members, that are in both Operational and Non Operational roles.
We would also like to pay tribute to all the other Volunteers from the other local Organisations, including; Surf Life Saving, Volunteer Rescue Squad, State Emergency Service, Marine Rescue, Community Transport, Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army, Hospital Auxiliary, Lions, Rotary, Sporting Groups and Clubs, School P&C, Pre-School, Op Shop and the many, many others.
Smoke Alarms only save lives when they have a good battery in them.
If you need assistance installing a new smoke alarm battery, or advice contact the Tathra Fire Brigade who are always willing to assist.
There are about 11,000 house fires in Australia each year. In fact, one in five Australians will experience a house fire in their lifetime.
More than 50 deaths are recorded each year as a result of accidental house fires. The majority of deaths occur between 9pm and 6am, and the elderly (people aged 65 and over) have a disproportionately higher fire death rate compared to the rest of the population.
House fires are more common in winter when people are using fires, heaters and other electrical equipment.
Tathra Volunteer Brigade have been fairly busy over the month of January. Attending bush fires at Brogo, Millingandi and Cooma, we have also been seen around the community fundraising. We would like to thank Kerry and Greg McKay - Big 4 Holiday Park - for their generous donations and continued support throughout the years.
The Tathra Brigade has committed some its Fire-fighters and appliances to assist with several fires burning in South East NSW.
On Friday the Brigade supplied one appliance and a crew of two for assistance at the Warrigal Range Fire. Then on Saturday the Brigade has provided another appliance and crew of four fire fighters, to assist with the Yarrabin Fire.
Thank you to all our Volunteer’s for giving up your time.
Please be aware that Australia is expecting some extremely hot weather over the coming week which will result in an increased fire danger.
Please be extra vigilant so as to prevent Bush or grass fires from starting.
If you see any signs of smoke or fire please ring 000 immediately.
If you have not completed your Bush Fire Survival Plan, now is the time to do it. This does not only apply to houses within the Bush. Much of Tathra and Kalaru townships are within a Bush Fire risk area.
The Bega Valley Member Benefit program is up and running with a number of businesses in Bega gladly participating. This program has been developed for all members benefit, your RFSA card MUST be produced to participate in the program.
A list of participating business houses is published on this website (see sidebar) and will be published on the State website. Emails to all members will be sent to keep you updated. The program will be widened to incorporate towns / villages outside of Bega.
Where there are no discounts shown there will be varying amounts available on items and services and will be at the discretion of the proprietor.
Note: There will be no discount on specials or sale items.
Remember: No RFSA I.D. card - No deal