TATHRA RURAL FIRE BRIGADE

2010 - 2019

2010

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

October - Sewerage and electricity finally completed on new station.

2011

Box trailer officially handed over to the "red fleet", and repainted.

April - 2kW solar array is installed on the roof of Tathra Station.

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

June - Official opening of Tathra Station by the Commissioner, Shane Fitzsimmons.

2012

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

March - Brigade members participate in flood operations - Wagga Wagga.

2013

January  - Brigade members participate in the Brogo Fires.

January  - Brigade members participate in the Yarrabin (Cooma) Fires.

January  - Brigade members participate in the Millingandi / Wolumla Fires.

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

2014

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

December - The LED sign + wall in front of Station is completed and operational. Thanks in part to the RFSA for a Grant to complete the wall. The date on the wall reflects the official opening of the new Station.

2015

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

2016

May - Tathra VRFB - AGM - elected officers: Adam Wiggins (Captain); Jason Lewington (Senior Deputy Captain); Lance Hartley (Deputy Captain), Richard Gallimore (Deputy Captain).

2017

May  – Tathra VRFB - AGM - elected officers: Adam Wiggins (Captain); Jason Lewington (Senior Deputy Captain); Lance Hartley (Deputy Captain), Richard Gallimore (Deputy Captain), Anthony Taylor (President), Terry Goodwin (Secretary), Mark Bergsma (Treasurer)

Four volunteers are awarded the 10 year Long Service medal - Mr Carl Oakley - 14 years service; Mr John Wyatt - 11 years service; Mr Max Cook - 13 years service and Mr Lance Hartley (Deputy Captain) - 13 years service.

2018

January 23rd – 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 in Tathra. The fire engulfed the hairdressers and bottle shop, destroying them completely

January 26th –  Crews from Tathra assist crews in the Tamworth / Nundle fires

March 18th –    Tathra Fires  – Devastating fires impact the Reedy Swamp / Tathra areas. Eventually about 70 homes are lost in Tathra / Thomson's Drive. Brigades from across the whole Bega District are involved. All emergency services are responded to the area. Even though houses are totally levelled, the community are in high spirits and thankful for what they have.

May – Tathra VRFB - AGM - elected officers: Adam Wiggins (Captain); Jason Lewington (Senior Deputy Captain); Lance Hartley (Deputy Captain), Richard Gallimore (Deputy Captain), Anthony Taylor (President), Terry Goodwin (Secretary), Mark Bergsma (Treasurer).

August – A bush fire that is burning near Yankees Gap Rd, Bemboka, has reached 300 hectares in size by the 15th August. It is out of control. Tathra members immediately respond with crews to help in the latest emergency

September 27 – Day 44 – Yankees Gap Fire that has been burning at the back of Bemboka, Numbugga, and Brogo. The NSW RFS declared the fire to be ‘under control’.

2019

May  - Tathra VRFB - AGM - elected officers: Adam Wiggins (Captain); Jason Lewington (Senior Deputy Captain); Lance Hartley (Deputy Captain), Richard Gallimore (Deputy Captain), Anthony Taylor (President), Lance Hartley (Acting Secretary), Mark Bergsma (Treasurer)

September 15th - Five volunteers are awarded the 10 year Long Service medal - David Gallan - 17 years service; Mr Terry Goodwin (Secretary) - 10 years service; Ms Gerry Sheehan (Support) - 12 years service; Deputy Captain Richard Gallimore - 10 years service and Sally Gallimore - 10 years service.December 5th

November 26th - Members from Tathra Brigade assist in the northern NSW fires. Carl Oakley, Ben Kirby and Richard Boys join a Far South Coast Strike Team for a five day deployment

December 5th
 - Members from Tathra Brigade assist in the Currowan Fires (Batemans Bay) / Shoalhaven fires joining numerous Far South Coast Strike Teams for 3 – 5 day deployments

December 27 – The Badja Forest Fire is ignited by a lightning strike in the high country near Cooma. It burns for 10 weeks, blackening 315,500 hectares and destroying 422 homes. It damages a further 112 homes and 1800 structures before it is extinguished in March 2020

December 31st
– The main street of Cobargo is devastated by an out-of-control bushfire which has left a father and son dead. Quaama also sufers damage to assets.