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The Wamboin Rural Fire Brigade is a volunteer organisation that services the Wamboin, Bywong and Sutton Park communities

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 21:36 | No Comments »
Please Note: Training for this Saturday has been shifted one week to Saturday 18 August at 1.30pm. There will be no training on Saturday 11 August

Furthermore it has also been decided that in future Saturday training be moved to the third Saturday of the month. This will ensure we have a better spread of training across the month and avoid situations where the Tuesday night training occurs in the same week as the Saturday training.


Thursday, August 9, 2018, 21:35 | No Comments »
Bush Fire Danger Period to Start Early
6th August 2018
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is advising Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council residents that fire permits will be required from the 1st of September.
NSW RFS District Officer Darren Marks said despite some welcome rainfall over the last few days, the ongoing dry conditions mean fires are more likely to start and spread quickly so the Bush Fire Danger Period has been brought forward to start on 1 September.
"From 1 September until the end of the Bush Fire Danger Period, people wishing to light a fire in the open will require a permit, which are free and can be obtained from your local fire station or Fire Control Centre," District Officer Marks said.
"As we move into warmer and drier conditions, people need to be extremely careful when using fire."
"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."
With the early start to the fire season the NSW RFS is urging residents to complete a Bush Fire Survival Plan and ensure all members of the household know what to do on days of increased fire danger and if their home is threatened by fire.
Residents should prepare their property by removing flammable materials from their yards, clearing gutters of leaves, checking hoses and, where appropriate, conducting hazard reduction activities.
"While it is important to continue hazard reduction we have all seen the devastation that bush fires can bring to a community, so I strongly urge people to exercise caution when carrying out these activities," District Officer Marks said.
"When conditions are particularly bad, such as on days of Severe, Extreme or Catastrophic Fire Danger, the NSW RFS may declare a Total Fire Ban, prohibiting the lighting of any fire in the open, even if you have a fire permit."
On a day of Total Fire Ban the lighting of fires is prohibited. This includes cooking fires using incinerators and barbecues which burn solid fuel, such as wood or charcoal.
Information about Bush Fire restrictions and Total Fire Ban declarations is published at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au. Locals can also call the Lake George Fire Control Centre on 6128 0600 or the Bushfire Information Line on 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737).

Sunday, August 5, 2018, 21:43 | No Comments »
Due to increased risks brought on by the lack of rain and the weather forecasts, the Bush Fire Danger Period, more commonly known as the Fire Season, has been brought forward to 1 September this year.

Due to the dry conditions it is possible that from 1 September permits will only be issued in limited circumstances where the material cannot be disposed of in another manner and presents a hazard if it is not removed prior to the end of the fire season.

If you do decide to have an open fire prior to 1st September, please follow the usual notification processes.

You can contact the Queanbeyan Fire Control Centre during business hours on 6128 0600 to discuss the need for a fire permit or to notify an intended burn.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 21:03 | No Comments »

The theme for training during July is 'motor vehicle incidents'.

A class-room session on Tuesday 3 July covered the numerous hazards and challenges associated with motor vehicle incidents, and reviewed the procedures employed to deal with such incidents.

On Saturday 14 July we will practice some of the skills used in dealing with motor vehicle incidents. The training session will provide a chance for brigade members at all levels to refresh our basic skills and to also refresh our knowledge of RFS operating procedures. The weather forecast is for a fine day with light winds so the training session will be outside, utilising both of our heavy tankers.

See you at the fire shed at 1:30 on Saturday!


Sunday, June 10, 2018, 23:51 | No Comments »
A fantastic, cross-brigade and cross-agency training session was set up by our Training Officer on Saturday at a local holiday village.  Crews and appliances attended from Bungendore, Sutton and Wamboin brigades, as well as paramedics and some local "actors" to add a little realism.  Check out the photo gallery to get a feel for what happened. 
Thanks to all crew who attended, the Capital Country Holiday Park for their support and to the volunteer "victims" for the great parts they played.
 Treating a simluated burn victim

Monday, June 4, 2018, 19:49 | No Comments »

Training in June will be as follows:

  • Tuesday 5th June (evening): The weather is not likely to be friendly enough for us to be outside in the trucks pumping water around. Training will consist of table-top mapping exercises and a short talk on radio communications. Those festivities begin at 1930 at the fire shed.

  • Saturday 9th June (day): We will be out and about in the trucks with a training exercise involving a response to a simulated fire at one of the tourist facilities in our brigade area. We will be joined in the exercise by crews from the Sutton and Bungendore brigades. Members of our brigade will need to be at the Wamboin fire shed at 1300 and leave by 1315 to arrive at the staging area by 1345

Sunday, May 13, 2018, 22:55 | No Comments »
BART is a system that helps us to better manage our response to incidents and the Lake George Zone is undertaking a 1 month trial.
We encourage every active member to check out the details sent to you by the Secretary in an email last week and sign up for the trial.

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 19:33 | No Comments »
We do not often get the opportunity to practice our firefighting skills in a controlled way at a fire where we can experience the realities of smoke, heat, physical effort and all the other things associated with firefighting.
A number of hazard reduction burns are being organised around our Zone over the next few months and these provide excellent training opportunities for everyone.
HRs may not be the most exciting part of our work but they are part of what we all volunteered for. Participating helps you improve your skills and reduces fire risks.
Please take the opportunity to put your name forward when opportunities are notified to your email.

Friday, February 23, 2018, 12:29 | No Comments »
Wamboin 1 Alpha is at the RFS display at the Royal Canberra Show this weekend.
RFS Stall at Royal Canberra Show

 

Our Field Officers

Captain
  Matt O'Brien
Senior Deputy Captain
  Tim Barter
 
Deputy Captains
  Don Evans
 
    Cliff Spong  
    Dave Cochrane  
    Nev Schroder  
 
  Geoff Foster
 
 
  Darrell Tipton
 

Our Executive

President   Chris Powell AFSM  
Vice President
  Peter Greenwood
 
Secretary   Kevin Rowe email
Treasurer   Nev Schroder email
Community Education   Richard Hobbs  
Support Crew   Clare Hobbs  
Maintenance
  Tim Barter
 
Training
  Dave Cochrane
 
Committee
  Ian Donald
 
 
  Rod Williams
 

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