Volunteers and auxiliary firefighters with all major fire services across Australia were invited by the Council of Australian Volunteer Fire Associations (CAVFA) to participate in a nationwide survey that takes volunteer opinions and advice direct to Government and Emergency Management sector decision makers.
Barry Aitchison was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the general division as recognition for his service to the community of the Monaro.
Barry is well known and a highly respected former Fire Control Officer, Operations Officer and Firefighter who represented the Snowy River, Bombala and Cooma Monaro Fire Districts for well over 30 years.
Those who know Barry will be very pleased that this OAM has been awarded to most deserving bushman with a passion for the locals, the bush and its’ future.
It’s that wonderful time of the year where we generally catch up with family and friends.
It has been a big year for the VFFA with many great projects, campaigns and opportunities for our ever growing membership base.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all RFS Volunteers (not just VFFA members) a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The NSW Rural Fire Service could not exists without it’s volunteer workforce and I’m sure that I can speak for the majority of NSW residents when I say thank you to all fire fighters (volunteers, part time and full time) for their efforts throughout 2015.
NSW Fair Trading has issued on 04 March 2015 a Public warning on portable butane ‘lunchbox’ cookers that relates to safety issues with these specific cookers, including overheating.
1. All portable butane ‘lunchbox’ style cookers are to be immediately removed from service, labelled appropriately and quarantined.
2. No further purchasing of portable butane ‘lunchbox’ cookers is to occur for use within the NSW RFS until further notice.