1970 - 1979

(Uncited References — Brigade minutes)

1979

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

1978

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

 

... 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

1977

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

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.

Brigade members attend fires at Bega

1975

Purchased a Land Rover as a fast strike appliance

October - Tathra Bush Fire Brigade - AGM - elected officers: Captain – Ian Stafford; Vice Captains – Mike Huggett, Ron Keft; Deputy Captains – Jake Englemann, Ken Collins, John Thompson

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

1972

Brigade 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

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, B. Evans; Deputy Captains – Ken Game, Jake Ingleman, Mike Huggett, Tony Boyd.

Public Meeting held to establish fire trails about the perimeter of Tathra township to facilitate the protection of the town in case of bushfire.

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Tathra Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade is just one of the many Brigades that make up the NSW Rural Fire Service. We are a volunteer Brigade operating since 1945 on the Far South Coast of NSW.


Tathra Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade

Bega Road
Tathra, NSW, 2550

0429 858 123
tathrafi@tathrafirebrigade.org.au