TATHRA RURAL FIRE BRIGADE

2000 - 2009

2001

December - Brigade members participate in the Shoalhaven fires - Nowra.

2002

14th June - Bega Fire Control Centre at a cost of $300,000 is officially opened.

The Bega Valley Shire's fire control staff at the opening of the new control centre: deputy control officer, John Cullen, fire control officer, Phil Collins, Helen Hain and Delphine Troughear, with Elaine Collins (centre)

Phil Collins, Unknown, Brian Ayeliff, Unknown, Unknown

Tathra's main fire engine is replaced by a new Category 2 tanker.

Tathra Country Club donate $10,000 towards the building of the new station.

2004

3rd May  - Tathra Brigade attends Old Bega Hospital fire, Bega.

2006

January - Brigade members attend fires at Merimbula

May  - Tathra VRFB - AGM - elected officers: Adam Wiggins (Captain); Ben Ellis(Senior Deputy Captain); Jason Lewington (Deputy Captain)

December - Senior Deputy Captain, Mr Ben Ellis, tragically dies from a heart attack

2007

23rd May - Tathra VRFB - AGM - AGM - elected officers:Captain: Adam Wiggins; Senior Deputy Captain:; Jason Lewington; Deputy Captain: Lance Hartley; President: Lance Hartley;

2008

Brigade accepts new constitution.

May - Tathra VRFB - AGM - elected officers:Captain: Adam Wiggins; Senior Deputy Captain:; Jason Lewington; Deputy Captain: Lance Hartley.

Brigade takes delivery of new 4 WD Category 1 tanker which replaces the Category 2 tanker. This tanker is transferred to Jellat Jellat Brigade.

2009

March - Two members join the Bega Strike Team to assist with the Wilson's Promotory fires, Victoria.

Max Cook and Lance Hartley - Wilson's Promotory

April - Brigade members participate in hazard reduction - Wadbilliga National Park

June - Phase 1 completed. Trees are removed to make way for Tathra's new station.

Tathra VRFB - AGM - elected officers: Captain: Adam Wiggins; Senior Deputy Captain Jason Lewington; Deputy Captain: Lance Hartley

August - Brigade members participate in Gulaga National Park fire.

August - Concrete slab is poured for Tathra's new station.

September - Phase 3 completed. New station finally erected.