Fire Station Monthly Report for November 2022

Tamborine Rural Fire Brigade

Trainees Are Keen To Do In-Field Exercises …

Fire Warden – Trevor Henderson – reports that seven permits have been issued since last meeting, and that it has been a bit on the wet side but anything can happen if it dries out.

Training Officer – Luke Woodward – reported that there had been good training recently in both mapping and in-field communications training. If weather keeps being good, the trainees are keen to get out in-field for some more communication exercises and to do some HR Burns to learn how to establish control when an incident happens.  Other service training has been a bit slow due to the lack of fire season – which has usually commenced by now. The new 655A truck and crew visited for a meet and greet. 

VCE Community Engagement – Hayley Muchow – thanked those members who attended the Tamborine Village Lions Markets to help inform the community of the rural fire service. The next VCE stand at the Lions Market will focus on ‘Storm and Tempest’ with weather channels reporting more than a 75% chance of more than four cyclones hitting the coast this year.

Community Engagement Stand at the Tamborine Village Lions Market
Community Engagement Stand at the Tamborine Village Lions Market

1st Officer Report – Terry Watkins – informed there had been 12 Callouts: 3 x RTC’s (Road Traffic Collisions), 5 x Grass/Scrub Fires (all except for 1 was out of the brigade’s area), 1 x Other, 3 x Code 40 (turnarounds), 2 Hazard Reduction (HR) Burns – carried out since last meeting. 

Congratulations – to the members who undertook the Rhapsody Stair Climb – resulting as the top fundraising team!

New Fire Danger Index manuals have been released which cover 22 different fuel types.

New Member – Scott Hojer transferred from Logan Village RFB and was welcomed by Tamborine RFB.

New Fire Danger Rating System – has recently been rolled out Australia wide – improved and simplified to make it easier to understand the level of threat anywhere in Australia when making decisions to stay safe on days of fire danger risk.

Tamborine Rural Fire Brigade