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The 2018 Winter Magazine is online and in my kit bag.

The 2018 Winter Magazine is online and in my kit bag.

Have you got your copy of the Winter 2018, VFFA magazine?

If not, then you need to sign up as a volunteer or supporter (it’s FREE) and get two glossy copies of the volunteer fire fighter each year delivered to your mailbox. New members get a copy mailed out (whilst stocks last).

Alternatively, you may prefer to download a copy or make use of our online reading options. Visit our magazines page for this edition or to browse through earlier publications, or…

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Topics Include:

  • President’s Report
    • Burning gets a Bad Rap
    • No one wants to use the F Word
    • Fuel Reduction
    • What is an Asset?
  • Tathra – Bushfire lessons learnt by Ross Babbage AM
  • NSW Farmers Association – Bushfires and Mental Health by Sonia O’Keefe
  • Minister, your chickens have come home to roost! by Ben Shields
  • Bargo gets a new station at last!
  • Vale – Ken Lucas
  • RFS Head Office – The Big Move West is on
  • Goin’ Bush: From the fire ground and Durran Durra by Vic Widman
  • Welcome to Cooma: Capital of the snowy mountains
  • Come visit Australia’s Alpine Playground
  • Aus Explorer – Charles Sturt: In search of a chimera by Ian Glover (Images from Pat Callinan)
  • 21 is not enough by Vic Widman
  • Vale – Jack Mullins
  • Angel Flight wins I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2018 by Julie-Anne Scott
  • John Hojel, Thank you
  • Vale – Chris Nesbitt
  • Said Hanrahan by Vic Jurskis
  • After the flames have gone out by Michael Scott Hill
  • The Phantom Says’
  • How low can they go
  • VFFA Membership Form

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