TATHRA RURAL FIRE BRIGADE

1970 - 1979

1979

September  - Tathra Bush Fire Brigade - AGM - elected officers: Captain – Ian Stafford; Vice Captains –Bob Barker, G. Gregson

 ... On the South Coast, rapid river rises were reported in streams south from the Shoalhaven, and evacuations were necessary at Bombala and Eden, with Tathra also isolated. Flood waters across the Princes Highway gave travellers problems. On the South Coast, Imlay Shire Bush Fire Brigade members and SES members combined to rescue a seriously ill man at Rocky Hall in the flooded Towamba Valley. Imlay Shire FCO Phil Collins radioed the base station...  SITREP: Vol 3 No. 4 Spring 1978

1978
Brigade accepts the delivery of a new "International" tanker - ex-army?

1977

15 September  - Tathra Bush Fire Brigade - AGM - elected officers: Captain – Ian Stafford; Vice Captains – Mike Huggett (Snr), Bob Barker; Deputy Captains – Jake Englemann, John Thompson; Chairman –Bob Otton, Secretary / Treasurer – B. Britton

1976

September  - Tathra Bush Fire Brigade - AGM - elected officers: Captain – Ian Stafford; Vice Captains –Mike Huggett, Ron Keft; Deputy Captains – Jake Englemann, John Thompson, Bob Britton, Graham Brittliff; Chairman – Bob Otton, Secretary / Treasurer – John Coman

Brigade members attend fires at Bega

1975

Purchased a Land Rover as a fast strike appliance

29th October — Robert Augustus Otton, after 30 years of service as the Brigade Captain, announces his retirement from the position. The meeting accepts this decision by acclamation. Tathra Bush Fire Brigade - AGM - elected officers: Captain – Ian Stafford; Vice Captains – Mike Huggett, Ron Keft; Deputy Captains – Jake Englemann, Ken Collins, John Thompson; Chairman – Bob Otton, Secretary / Treasurer – John Coman 

1974
October - Tathra Bush Fire Brigade - AGM - elected officers: Captain – Robert Otton; Vice Captains –Mike Huggett, Ian Stafford; Deputy Captains – C. Attree, Norm Evans, K. Collins, J. Ingleman; Secretary / Treasurer – G. J. Nicholson
1973
22 August - Tathra Bush Fire Brigade - AGM - elected officers: Captain – Robert Otton; Vice Captains –Mike Huggett (Snr), B. Evans (Jnr); Deputy Captains – Colin Attree, Ken Game, Ken Collins, Jake Ingleman; Secretary / Treasurer – G. J. Nicholson1972Brigade inventory at this time came to
12 knapsack sprays
24 McLeod Tools
24 Rakes
3 Axes
3 Scrub Hooks
8 lengths x 30 m / 55 mm dia. hoses
1 x flame thrower
20 September - Tathra Bush Fire Brigade - AGM - elected officers: Captain – Robert Otton. It should be noted here that Robert Otton was elected to the Captain's position for the 27th consecutive term; Vice Captains – K. Jones (Snr), B. Evans (Jnr); Deputy Captains – Ken Game, Jake Ingleman, Mike Huggett, Tony Boyd, Secretary / Treasurer – G. J. NicholsonPublic Meeting held to establish fire trails about the perimeter of Tathra township to facilitate the protection of the town in case of bushfire.