Welcome to our brigade website!

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

Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 13:51 | No Comments »
The brigade now has a Facebook page.  The page will provide general information and advice for the Bywong, Wamboin and Sutton Park communities about fire prevention, property preparation, and related issues. It will also describe, in general, fire brigade activities that may be of interest. It will become another way to inform residents about our work along with the website and the articles in The Wamboin Whisper.

Check out the link at the top of the page and join the 100+ followers!

Thursday, December 27, 2018, 18:56 | No Comments »
Season's greetings everyone.

Wamboin fire brigade training during 2019 will follow the usual pattern:

  • 1st Tuesday of each month at 1930; and
  • 3rd Saturday of each month at 1330.

However, instead of training on New Year's Day, we will hold the first training session for 2019 on Tuesday the 8th of January.

No doubt this heat wave will raise the fire risk in our area so we need to be well prepared. We look forward to seeing you at training.

Photo opportunity
We will also be taking the opportunity at the January Tuesday and Saturday training sessions, light and weather permitting, to take a brigade photo with people in their yellows or yellows and blues .

Monday, November 5, 2018, 08:05 | No Comments »

Sunday 18th November
2pm - 4pm

Wamboin Fire Station - 112 Bingley Way Wamboin

We'll cover:
   * where 'we' live
   * what it means
   * fire history

   * what you can expect
   * property preparedness
   * personal preparedness
   * staying informed

Have your questions answered.

Invitation flyer here

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 15:25 | No Comments »
To provide  more even distribution of training across the month, Saturday training is now being scheduled for the third Saturday of each month.

The brigade has two set training sessions each month:
  • the First Tuesday of the month between 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • the Third Saturday of the month between 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Unless otherwise advised, training kicks-off at the Wamboin Fire Station, 112 Bingley Way, Wamboin.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 22:07 | No Comments »
Reminder to all Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council rural residents that the official bushfire danger period commences September 1st - that's this coming Saturday. If you NEED to burn from that date forward you will need a permit to do so, issued by your local brigade.
Note that due to the ongoing dry conditions (which led to the bringing-forward of the fire season by one month) permits will only be issued in exeptional circumstances, subject to actual weather conditions and decent rainfall occurring. Our permit-issuers will assess each request on its merits case-by-case
Call the Lake George Fire Control Centre on 6128 0600 BH for more information and for your local brigade contacts.

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, 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


Our Field Officers

  Matt O'Brien
Senior Deputy Captain
  Tim Barter
Deputy Captains
  Don Evans
    Dave Cochrane   
    Nev Schroder  
    Geoff Foster  
  Matt Jackson

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  
  Tim Barter
  Dave Cochrane
  Ian Donald
  Rod Williams

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