In support of our CFA brothers and sisters, we are promoting an event near Mallacoota (just south of the VIC border).
This might make for a great week-end round trip along one of the following great roads:
- Princes Highway along the coast
- Monaro Highway via Bombala and Cann River
- Bendoc Delegate Road via Delegate and Bombala
- Bonang Highway via Delegate and Bombala
- McKillop Bridge and the Barry Way (for the very adventurous)
The Mallacoota Fire Brigade’s Safety and Community Resilience Team has extended an invitation to all interested RFS Brigades to attend a joint CFA, SES, Coastguard, Police and Ambulance Community Safety and Awareness Day at “Waitangi”, Double Creek, 8km west of Mallacoota on the 17th September 2016.
This event is intended to raise awareness and preparedness in the event of a fire or similar emergency situation impacting their communities. Their aim is for members of the public to gain knowledge from a number of speakers on a broad range of subjects from ‘forest management’ and ‘fire ecology’ to ‘equine management during emergencies’.
They have been fortunate in securing no less than nine speakers, all knowledgeable experts in their respective fields. There will be a display of vehicles and equipment from all our emergency services, an example of a comprehensive fire protection system on the property, as well as various other activities for all the family on the day such as an ‘open garden’, rainforest walk, car boot sale, kayaking on Double Creek, sausage sizzle and more.
Due to their remote location in Far East Gippsland, the NSW RFS is a valued neighbour and as such we would welcome the opportunity to be able to meet and compare notes with its Brigades and their members.
Please advise if interested in attending this event and for further information you can contact Rick Cooper by email or phone on 0435 563150 or 03 51580805.