The past few weeks have been busy for the Brigade.
What a huge success the Open Garden Festival was! But very few people would realise that the Brigade undertook to handle the night security for it at the Showgrounds, where hundreds of plants were kept for sale during the day. Fortunately the security role was incident free but it was another example of the Mountain community working together.
On the 1st of the month we received a callout when a passing storm brought down power lines between the Showgrounds and the hang gliders jumping- off point. We supplied a total of 8 members to cut and move the trees that had been the cause of the problem so that Main Western Road could be reopened to traffic.
On the Monday we were called out for a fire down at Welches Road. The cause of the fire was a rubbish burn that had been carelessly left unattended and subsequently got out of control. We supplied four vehicles and crews who were kept busy into the early hours of the next day. An extra two crews were assigned to help patrol the area the following day to make sure that the remnants of the fire didn’t reignite and cause further problems. It’s a good lesson for everyone – never leave a fire unattended!
Last weekend was our October Craft Extravaganza, and those of you who went along will have met many of our Firies in their familiar yellow uniforms. These events are important to your Brigade as the money raised is used to maintain and update our equipment and keep the Mountain safer from bushfires. Thanks for all your donations.