It has been a busy past couple of months at Glenorie Rural Fire Brigade with several visits from Santa Clause back in December. Santa stopped by the Glenorie Christmas Carols, the Glenorie District Cricket Club Xmas party and even spent Christmas Eve with Glenorie Brigade during our Santa Run. Thank you to our community for the amazing turn out and we hope you had as much fun as we did. Thanks also to Woolworths Glenorie for supplying Santa with the Christmas treats for the kids.
Stay Prepared and Plan Ahead
With a wet spring behind us and a dry, warm start to summer, grass in our area has both rapidly grown and dried out, meaning there is a significant risk of grass fires during this bushfire season. Note the MYTH: A wet winter means a quiet fire season in summer.
Grass fires are unpredictable as they spread quickly and easily. Here are some handy hints you can use to prepare your property this bushfire season:
• Maintain your grass by regularly mowing and keeping it short;
• Ensure you have a clear access path for fire-fighting vehicles to enter your property; and
• Acquire the appropriate approvals and permits from your local council and fire brigade if you are planning on using fire in your property.
It is important that you and your family prepare a Bushfire Survival Plan so you will know what to do when a fire is close by. LIVE BUSH FIRE READY.
For more facts and useful tips, visit the NSW RFS website: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare
Are you interested in joining the NSW RFS?
We are always looking for new members to join Glenorie Brigade and we have a wide variety of roles available to suit everyone, ranging from firefighting, catering, and administration roles. If you are interested in joining our brigade, contact us via our Facebook page or simply stop in for a chat when we are open. The station is open Monday nights from 7:30pm, and Saturday afternoons from 2pm.
You can also scan here to fill in an EoI.