Galston Rural Fire Brigade News

Volunteer fire fighting has been part of the Australian community for 160 years. Whilst the methods, equipment and technology behind fighting fires has changed over the years, the one thing that hasn’t changed is the sense of ‘family’ you get by being part of a local fire brigade.

The Galston Rural Fire Brigade is currently looking for more passionate members of the community to join our family.

If you have ever thought about joining the RFS now is the perfect time to do so. Galston will be holding a recruitment and information day on Saturday the 8th September.

Women and men of all ages and all walks of life are welcome to become part of the RFS family. Firefighters are more than just the stereotypical icon.

We’re even encouraging whole family units to join up at the same time. We have many members of Galston who are from the same family…including wives and husbands, parents and their children, and siblings.

If you’re interested in joining or want more information, pop into the station on recruitment day or get in contact with us using the brigade contact information below or even send us a message on our Facebook page.

Recruitment Day Details:
Date: Saturday 8th September 2018
Time: 12pm-4pm
Where: The Galston Rural Fire Brigade Station, The corner of Johnson Rd & Mid Dural Rd, Galston

Are you BUSH FIRE READY?

Getting ready for a bush fire is easier than you think. By taking 20 minutes with your family to discuss what you’ll do during a fire, you could save their lives, as well as your home.

FOUR SIMPLE STEPS to get ready for a bush fire:

STEP 1 – DISCUSS WHAT TO DO IF A BUSH FIRE THREATENS YOUR HOME

Many households find that having a discussion over dinner works best as everybody is together and focussed.

STEP 2 – PREPARE YOUR HOME AND GET IT READY FOR BUSH FIRE SEASON There are simple things you can do around your home to prepare it for a bush fire, like keeping the grass low and having a cleared area around your home.

STEP 3 – KNOW THE BUSH FIRE ALERT LEVELS If there is a fire in your area you will find its alert level on the NSW RFS website and in the ‘Fires Near Me’ app. You need to keep track of the alert level so you know what you should do.

STEP 4 – KEEP ALL THE BUSH FIRE INFORMATION NUMBERS, WEBSITES AND THE SMARTPHONE APP

In a bush fire, it’s important that you stay up to date on conditions in your area.

For more bush fire related information please visit the RFS website: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or call the Bush Fire Information Line – 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737)

Dural Tyrepower

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