The VFFA, management and staff at Ecocrackenback congratulate the prize winner, Lyn Martin of Bethanga. Lyn (with family or friends) will be heading off on a Summer adventure, staying at Ecocrackenback in the beautiful Snowy Mountains.
The Ecocrackenback property consists of 18 luxuriously appointed ‘habitats’ nestled amongst the snow gums on 40 acres along Alpine Way close to Jindabyne and Alpine NSW.
Henty 2018, has been a winner all-round with some great opportunities to meet with Rural Fire Service Volunteers, talk to the public and continue to build our strength as an association that represents a large number of volunteer firefighters across NSW.
Another potential winner is the environment, as the VFFA continues to promote the advantages of cultural and ecological burning practices.
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’.
I’m sure that your good on the fireground but are you good in the kitchen?
If so… here is an opportunity for the Volunteer Firefighters out there who can bake.
Bruie Plains Brigade, located 26 Kilometres from Trundle (in the Central West) has plenty to sing about…
The Brigade are now the proud owners of two Engel Fridges thanks to Deputy Captain Andrew Rawesthorne and the VFFA.
In an earlier edition of the volunteer fire fighter magazine, we ran a Photo Competition with a prize of $1000 for whatever equipment a brigade needed. The winning photo was submitted by Deputy Captain Andrew Rawesthorne of Bruie Plains Brigade. After consideration, the brigade decided two fridges would be great for their tankers so they no longer had to drink hot water in the field.
What about ABBA?
As Christmas 2014 fast approaches, the VFFA Executive expresses its sincere thanks to all our members, most particularly our newest members that have joined this year.
To all that have played an integral role in the managing of our ever increasing association these past 12 months, Thank You.
To each and every one of you, we wish you a safe, happy and peaceful Christmas with your family – please stay safe on the roads if travelling but most of all…
Thank You for Volunteering, your contributions are the most valuable asset of the Rural Fire Service.
Photo Details: The photo (above) was taken at a Bush Firefighter training program held in Berridale on Sunday 14th Dec 2014.
I was checking into a motel in Nyngan ,when I noticed that a VFFA sticker had been applied to the drinks fridge.
The motel managers were very supportive of all NSW FRS Volunteers and the work that the VFFA is doing.