If you have ever considered becoming a Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteer, Tuncurry Brigade would like to meet you.
Actively seeking new members, the brigade has organised an information stand at the next Tuncurry market on Saturday, October 27.
“Tuncurry is a very busy brigade, so we are keen to spread the workload by having more members available at different times,” brigade captain, Michael Reeves said.
“The brigade would particularly like to add more women volunteers to its membership. We already have some senior officers who are women, and we find their skills add greatly to the performance of the brigade.”
About 20 per cent of the State’s 70,000 RFS volunteers are women.
“Sometimes women do feel the old “fireman” notion applies, but that is far from the truth,” deputy captain, Catherine Baker said.
“There are no barriers in the NSW Rural Fire Service”, she said.
Catherine is also a member of the district RAFT team; elite firefighters deployed to remote areas by helicopter.
Anyone over the age of 16 may apply for membership of the NSW RFS, and a graduated training program, some of which is now on-line, builds fire-fighting knowledge and skills.
If you can’t make it to the Tuncurry market you can contact the brigade on 0414 389 465 for more information.
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