Sunday, 13 March 2016

WOT March 2016 CFA News

Wycheproof Urban 
Fire Brigade

We wish to thank everyone for the great start to 2016. With a number of fire ban days and extreme conditions experienced the volunteers have only had to attend several 'false alarm' call outs.

Even with the end of summer approaching, we encourage all residents to continue to be aware of all fire risks and to approach the brigade for help in removing fire dangers. Members are present at the station every Sunday and can assist with any enquiries or concerns.

March will be a busy month for the brigade as we begin our first of three months of Fire Equipment maintenance with local businesses. Most are familiar with our FEM Officer, Bill Matheson and we thank him for his dedication to ensure the community has appropriate equipment for their protection in the event of a fire.

Brigade volunteers will also be out and about on Sunday 20 March collecting donations for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Donations over $2 are tax deductible so please give generously to the cause that has supported not only my family, but many others in this town.

As a reminder to all residents that as daylight savings ends on 3 April, we encourage everyone to change their smoke alarm batteries at this time of the year. Brigade members will be assisting those in the community who need help to change their batteries during April. If you or know of someone who may need assistance please get in contact with myself to be placed on brigades' list.

Remember in the event of a fire or emergency always dial 000.
Captain Corey Harrison
0423 355 256