Glenorie Rural Fire Brigade News

Firewise for Glenorie Kids

148 Glenorie students and 8 teachers from Glenorie Public Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 5 visited Glenorie Rural Fire station for the annual Firewise For Kids programme. The students rotated through four different activities focusing on home fire safety, preparation for bush fire, the importance of water for firefighting and Triple 000 emergency calls. Combined brigade members from Communications, Kellyville, Maroota, Wisemans Ferry and, of course, Glenorie conducted four back-to-back sessions guiding the students through important questions:

• What number do you call in an emergency? (The students actually make a call on a simulated phone system!);
• What service do you ask for?
• Where is your safe meeting place in case of a house fire at home?
• Where will YOU go in case of a bush fire?
• What will you take if you LEAVE EARLY?
• What can we use to put out fire if there is no fire truck? These are questions we all need to work through as a family.

The EMERGENCY PLUS and FIRES NEAR ME apps for your smart phone are great tools to help us.

Having a well-prepared property and a Bush Fire Survival Plan helps protect and keep our families, animals and neighbours safe.

Community Fire Awareness Day

Glenorie members played a vital role at the Glenorie Bush Fire Awareness Day at the Hall on SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER. After Lynette Liston of The Hills Rural Fire Service presented on how to ‘GET READY for bushfire season’, our brigade showed 37 of our local residents the two fire risk maps of Glenorie brigade areas including the completed and proposed hazard reductions. Brigade members were on hand all day to discuss each family/person’s risk and help formulate their Bush Fire Survival Plans (including animals) in the case of a fire. We were invited by various residents to come and do a Property assessment at their place so they can Get Ready for this coming season.

HUGE Thanks to all the RFS volunteers – Di Coxon-Ellis, Gaynor Derriman, Colvin Ellis, Cheryl Watt Elizabeth Whiteman and James Wicking.

Remember we are always available to come to your property or you can come to us. Contact us at any time.

For further information go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or contact the Brigade: Station Phone: 9652 2017 (leave a message and someone will get back to you) or talk to a real person, James: 0422 168 914. Visit the brigade stand at the Glenorie Growers Market on the fourth Sunday of the month in the grounds of Glenorie RSL. Facebook: Glenorie Rural Fire Brigade Email: [email protected]