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

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

Friday, February 16, 2018, 18:12 | No Comments »
Captain Matt and Deputies Cliff and Dave travelled to Sydney today to collect our new Category 1 Tanker - Wamboin 1-A
Wamboin 1-A

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 08:20 | No Comments »
Training on Tuesday 6 February 2018 will involve a number of exercises to prepare you for the property protection scenarios on Saturday 17 February 2018 (and the second date is not a typo!)

Training on Saturday 10 February will have to be postponed until the following week as all the tankers in Zone are being inspected on the 10th and 11th.

Training on Saturday 17 February 2018 will involve property protection exercises on up to three properties in the area.

We hope to see you at the Fire Shed on Tuesday at 1930 and Saturday 17 February at 1330.


Sunday, January 28, 2018, 21:26 | No Comments »
The plan for training on Saturday 10 February 2018 is to practice a rapid response to property protection. The scenario is that a fire coming from the north-west is threatening the Wamboin/Bywong area. Brigade tankers and crews will be assigned to protect properties in the area. The training exercise will involve brigade tankers firstly acting as a team to locate an assigned property and set up a defensive position, including identifying and establishing water refilling points. Once the defensive position has been established the next tasks will be for the individual tankers to quickly make up and proceed on their own to another property and repeat the exercise but this time on their own.

A key to the success of the training is having a number of properties to practice on/in.

If you (as a Brigade member) would like to nominate your property to be part of the exercise please let me know before 6 February 2018. As well as helping us hone our collective skills you and your property will also benefit. You will be able to identify any possible shortcomings in how well your property is set up from a fire protection point of view and it will also help members of the Brigade to become familiar with what it might take to protect it.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 22:22 | No Comments »
To herald the start to 2018 training on Tuesday night (Jan 2) will not involve any pumping! The plan for Tuesday night will be two concurrent sessions. The first will be night-time truck driving exercises involving drivers assisted by crews to maneuver the vehicles into assigned areas. The second will involve revision exercises in the training room. After the exercises are completed each group will then undertake the other exercise. The festivities start at 1930 at the Fire Shed.

On Saturday 13 January we will be out and about in the trucks. We will be scouting out the area in Birchman's Grove to identify, clean, overhaul and check all hydrants.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 21:56 | No Comments »
A founding member of the brigade, Dave Hubbard was made a Life Member at the annual general meeting in June.  Congratulations Dave!

 

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
  Cliff Spong
 
Committee
  Jane O'Brien
 
 
  Rod Williams
 

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