1970 - 1979

Written by Lance Hartley.

(Uncited References — Brigade minutes)

1979

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

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: Ian Stafford (Captain); Bob Barker, G. Gregson (Vice Captains);

1976

September - Tathra Bush Fire Brigade - AGM - elected officers: Ian Stafford (Captain); Mike Huggett, Ron Keft (Vice Captains); Jake Englemann, John Thompson, Bob Britton, Graham Brittliff (Deputy Captains).

Brigade members attend fires at Bega

1975

Purchased a Land Rover as a fast strike appliance

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

1974

October - Tathra Bush Fire Brigade - AGM - elected officers: Robert Otton (Captain); Mike Huggett, Ian Stafford (Vice Captains); C. Attree, Norm Evans, K. Collins, J. Ingleman, (Deputy Captains)

1972

Brigade inventory at this time came to

September - Tathra Bush Fire Brigade - AGM - elected officers: Robert Otton (Captain). It should be noted here that R. Otton was elected to the Captain's position for the 27th consecutive term; K. Jones, B. Evans (Vice Captains); Ken Game, Jake Ingleman, Mike Huggett, Tony Boyd, (Deputy Captains)

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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