Congratulations to our own East Jindabyne RFB member Jake Roarty the newest NSW RFS Down The Wire (DTW) technician. Jake is now 1 of 30 DTW operators who are specially trained in helicopter search and rescue techniques. Helping the community by extracting members of the public trapped by out of control bushfires and stuck by flood waters. DTW personnel winch in and out of helicopters like this one in times of emergency. ... See MoreSee Less
Now is the time to start preparing your house for the bush fire season. The AIDER (Assist Infirm, Disabled and Elderly Residents) program is a free, one-off service which supports some of our most at-risk community members.
The biggest obstacle with an Emergency Service Worker is for them to admit they are having problems. They are trained to handle any situation and to block their personal fears and trauma when on the job. The "Mask" they continually wear is the greatest hurdle to overcome and to speak up.......I'm Not Ok, are the three hardest words for some to say. To ask for help is a sign of strength Not weakness. Original Cartoon by Peter Lewis. ... See MoreSee Less
This app has been around for a while but for the people that haven't seen it, it is great to give an exact location of where you are if you come along an incident. Time can save lives so anything we can do to speed up a response is important. Download it and have a go!! It's free ... See MoreSee Less
REMINDER - When lighting a fire outside of the bushfire season whether you rent, lease or own the property it's your responsibility to notify your neighbours and local Fire Control Centre. A couple of quick calls can save your local RFS brigade having to turn out unnecessarily and eases the concerns of your neighbours. Cooma FCC 02 6455 0455 Bombala FCC 02 6459 5100 Snowy River FCC 02 6456 4555 For more information visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or www.monarorfs.org.au... See MoreSee Less
Crews from Bredbo and Shannons Flat with the help of Fire Bird 200 conducted stage 2 of the Boogong (north western end of the Yaouk valley) Hazard Reduction Burn today. We would not be able to undertake these burns if it weren't for our dedicated and committed volunteers, thank you to all involved. ... See MoreSee Less