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The brigade recently held its AGM for 2019. Our senior captain, Shannon, recently stepped down and Ian Furnass has stepped into the role. We wish to congratulate all the position holders, and here is to a successful 2019/2020.
Winter has made its mark and is definitely here for 2019.
This serves as a timely reminder to ensure your home is safe as we look forward to using fireplaces and heaters to stay cosy, and a way to dry clothes when the laundry pile builds up. Everyone loves the ambiance of a crackling fire place, but have you made sure your flues are clean?
The 1st of April saw the end of the Bush Fire Danger period, after a long fire season for many parts of Australia. Due to the dry conditions, the season started a month early for Sydney. We had crews deployed to a number of fires, including interstate deployment in Queensland.
The members of Arcadia have been busily working in the background for a future hazard reduction (HR) in the Arcadia and Berrilee area. You may have seen a number of trucks in the area on the weekends, and a number of yellow figures working in the bush.
As we enter March our brigade has been preparing itself for the year ahead
With a brief, but appreciated quiet period over Christmas and New Year's, the brigade got a chance to relax and recharge, however, we were still quietly working away in the background.
New year, same message.
Preparing your property is an essential part of getting ready for Summer and while we support and encourage the reduction of hazards from around your home, it is a timely reminder to make sure that you have received the correct fire permits.
The cool start to October has been a welcomed change from the heat of September. This can often be a time for the community to slow down and think that the bushfire threat is not there, however, we don’t need a 40 degree day to have a bad bushfire
That is the question. Unfortunately we have been called to a number of pile burns and bonfires in recent weeks that have not had the required paperwork.
Preparations continued for upcoming Fire Season
We have seen an early start to the fire season with a drier than usual winter which has seen the fire season brought forward to September in many parts of the state.
Busy July & August for Arcadia Rural Fire Brigade, with the rest of the year shaping up to be no different.
It has been an exciting year so far for Arcadia Rural Fire Brigade!
The brigades 76-year history has seen the brigades foundations being created and with 2017 being no different.
A team from Arcadia RFB will be climbing 94 floors (1504 stairs) of the Sydney Tower Eye in full structural firefighting gear, which weighs 20kg+, all to raise money to support the research for Motor Neurone Disease.