Brigade Training

Fighting fires and all other operations performed by Tathra fire brigade require skill and knowledge about equipment, fire behaviour, safety, team work and much more. It is important that these skills and this knowledge is kept current.

The Brigade meets Tuesday at 1800 hrs to conduct regular training for members to keep their skills at operational level. Refer to the Calendar below for more information or talk to the  Training Officer

Training Calendar 2023

Training events are liable to change and are dependent on weather and other variables.

Month Day Activity Aimed At Instructors
Jan 31st General Meeting All A. Taylor + A. Shane
Feb 2nd Crew Leader Supervison AF P. Standen
7th Containment Line / Fire Overrun BF C.Oakley + M. Robbards
14th Equipment Check / Hose Work All Maint. Team
Sun 19th BF Assessment BF P. Chappell
21st Fire Trail Maintenance All A. Wiggins
28th Kianniny Cabins / Pumping and Size Up All L. Hartley
Mar 7th A Crew Emergency CAS L. Hartley
11th Crew Awareness & Safety Course CAS
14th Portable Pumping / Draughting All A. Wiggins + R. Gallimore
21st Intro CABA Equipment All P. Dabros
25th Village (VF) Course VF L. Hartley
28th Structural Fire "Respond and Set-Up" drill All L. Hartley
Apr 1st Village (VF) Course VF L. Hartley
4th Smoke House VF + CLV L. Hartley
May 2nd Knots + Ladder Work BF + VF M. Renwick + K. Radford
9th Orienteering / Map Reading All L. Hartley
16th Equipment Check All Maint. Team
Sat 20th Annual General Meeting All A. Taylor + A. Shane
23rd Electrical Incidents All P. Miller
Sat 27th AF Wildfire Course WFB P. Standen
28th First Aid Recertification FAA R. Reynolds
30th Equipment Check All Maint. Team
Jun 6th First Aid + Resusciation + AED All A. Shane + M. Neenan
13th Radio Use All G. Sheehan
Sun 18th Bush Firefighter Practial BF P. Chappell
20th Crew Leader Scenarios / Radio CL L. Hartley
Sat 24th Breathing Apparatus Course BAO
25th BF Assesment BF
27th Comms / ITASC Scenarios AF + CL L. Hartley
Jul 18th General Meeting All A. Taylor + A. Shane
20th Crew Leader Wildfire Course CLW P. Standen
23rd BAO Assessment BAO
25th Weather / Fuel Loading / Fire Behaviour WFB G. Toyne + G. Hansen
Sat 29th First Aid Application FAA R. Reynolds
Aug 1st Revision Respirators / Face Masks WFB A. Wiggins
8th Crew Leader Decision Making / Welfare Issues CL / AF L. Hartley
Sat 12th AF Navigation NAV
15th Foam + Overrun All M. Robbards + C. Oakley
22nd All
Sat 27th First Aid Application FAA
29th Structural Fire / Hose Preparation All L. Hartley
Sep 5th Car Fire + Grass Fire All M. Neenan / L. Hartley
12th Orienteering (in appliances) All L. Hartley
19th VRA Joint Training All L. Hartley
Oct 10th Gneral Meeting All A. Taylor + A. Shane
17th Visit Bega Control Centre / BVOS All G. Sheehan
24th Kestrel Meter / McArthur Meter / Electronic NAV M. Neenan + G, Hansen
31st NSW F&R Joint Training L. Hartley
Nov 4th Hydraulics Course HYD
7th Mapping / Route Planning NAV M. Neenan + G, Hansen
11th Off Road Driving Course ORD
14th Gas Attack + CABA All
Dec 5th Equipment Check All Maint. Team