Published: Wednesday, 24 December 2014 10:09
Written by Lance Hartley
Tathra Brigade have completed the construction of an LED variable message sign. Two thirds of the cost have come from the community - the rest from the Rural Fire Service Association. The Brigade members are very happy with the outcome and we have had many positive comments from the community.
The sign is already displaying a number of fire related messages and the Brigade will be keeping the community informed in the future with up-to-date fire information.
Published: Friday, 29 August 2014 09:12
Written by Marty Webster
The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has today declared the start of the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) for areas across the Far South Coast.
From 1 September any person wishing to light a fire in the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla local government areas will require a permit. “Whilst recent rainfalls have provided some relief from what has been a very dry winter, spring on the Far South Coast is traditionally our windy season. As we witnessed last year, these windy conditions are when we tend to see fires escape and become difficult to control.
“Anybody wishing to light a fire on their property during the Bush Fire Danger Period will require a permit from their local fire station or Fire Control Centre. Permit holders are obliged to read and understand the conditions on the permit which include notifying neighbours and the Fire Control Centre at least 24hrs prior to lighting any fire.
“However, even with a permit you need to check whether a Total Fire Ban is in force before lighting any fires.”
Superintendent John Cullen encourages all residents to have a Bush Fire Survival Plan, so all members of their household know what to do on days of increased fire danger, and if their home is threatened by fire. Remember that planning to make a plan is not the same as having a plan.
Residents should continue with other methods of hazard reduction such as slashing, mowing and brushcutting. The most important areas are those closest to assets such as houses and other buildings.
“We have all seen the devastation that bush fires can bring to a community, so I strongly advise residents to contact their local brigades and use their advice and expertise to assist in carrying out safe hazard reductions,” said Superintendent John Cullen.
“Residents also need to check to see if they require any environmental approvals. “Never leave a fire unattended and if a fire does escape, it is essential to call Triple Zero (000) immediately so that emergency services can respond accordingly and minimise the damage.”
For more information contact
Bega Fire Control Centre on 6494 7400
Published: Wednesday, 24 December 2014 09:38
Written by Sally Gavin
Highest number of donations goes to …
NSW Police Force
The Highest percentage of Donations per capita goes to….
Fire and Rescue NSW
NSW Rural Fire Service made a whopping 246 donations, saving 738 lives.
Together an overwhelming 1045 total donations, saving 3135 lives!
Highest Number of Donations
- NSW Police Force - 392 donations
- NSW Rural Fire Service - 246 donations
- Fire and Rescue NSW - 167 donations
- NSW State Emergency Service (SES) - 152 donations
- Ambulance Service of NSW - 88 donations
Highest Percentage of Donations
- Fire and Rescue NSW
- Ambulance Service of NSW
- NSW State Emergency Service (SES)
- NSW Police Force
- NSW Rural Fire Service
Overall, dedicated Emergency Services personnel like you donated 3576 times, saving up to 10,728 Australians in need
Published: Wednesday, 24 December 2014 09:35
Written by Lance Hartley
Today we are pleased to award both the Tathra Post Office and Tathra Uniting Church - Op Shop - with "Certificates of Appreciation" - for their continued support over the years. The financial donations are always welcomed. We are planning to put an electronic (LED) sign plus wall at the front of the Station so that drivers coming into Tathra will be updated with the latest Fire - related headlines. This project is about 10 weeks from completion and the financial aid from local businesses such as these make it possible to upgrade our facilities.
We hope the LED sign will be a useful addition to keeping our community informed.