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Calling for volunteersschTue, 22/01/2013 - 11:16am

Attention All Able-Bodied Villagers! Your local Rural Fire Service is in desperate need of members able to train as volunteer fire fighters. We need to be able to field at least two full crews in event of a major fire, and at present we have great difficulty doing this.

Our active membership is rapidly reaching or has reached retirement age, so it is important to have younger fitter people on board. Full training is given, and there are many side benefits and areas one can specialise in that can enhance your personal and professional development. So...

schTue, 22/01/2013 - 11:09am

Report of NACRFS January Meeting. December is the time of the year when Santa does his annual “Lolly Run” and sure enough the children of North Arm Cove and Carrington received their annual treat from Santa in the Big Fire Truck. There was much whooping and wailing of sirens and we apologise to any who thought there was a major disaster in the area! This years event was sponsored by KWA Painting of East Maitland, for which we are most grateful.

The fire season is well and truly upon us, with dry conditions and record-breaking heat...

schMon, 15/10/2012 - 11:23pm

The NAC Fire Station has undergone further refurbishment with the installation of a desk for the computer equipment and new shelves for the storage of paperwork/records relating to operational matters of the Brigade. The slate floor is undergoing repairs and will be sealed. All this together with the new kitchen makes a greatly improved environment for member training sessions, meetings and general office activities.

A hazard reduction burn is still planned for the area north of the village, but as yet no date has been set. September was another quiet month for call-outs, but with a dry summer predicted,...

schThu, 13/09/2012 - 9:22pm

August was another quiet month for the NAC Brigade, with three call-outs, and Neal Cook, Bev and Ben Hughes spending five days assisting at Kempsey. Ben Hughes was presented with his First Aid Certificate – congratulations Ben!

Maureen Kelly attended the September meeting to give a progress report on the recording of the history of the Brigade. She has completed interviews with relevant members past and present, and is now keen to meet informally with Brigade members to gain some anecdotes, for an amusing angle on firefighting.

The Brigade received a Fire Note from the Bushfire Cooperative Research...

schWed, 15/08/2012 - 11:51am

The North Arm Cove Rural Fire Service requires the services of someone who can act as their Callout Officer. This person would be contacted by Fire Control in the event of an incident and this person would then contact members of the Brigade in order for them to attend. The person for this position would need to be someone who spends most of their time at home, and would suit a non-active member of the RFS or someone who would like to join as a non-fire-fighting member. Whilst not an onerous task, it is one that is essential to...

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