• 08 Mar 2015 9:44 AM | Anonymous member

    The 2015 Combined Districts Boat Exercise was another great experience & day out

    Activities included 

    • Marina fire with small barge 
    • Ferry incident with Search & Rescue
    • Pump Staging with pole top fire
    • Sinking Vessel
    • First aid & extraction from meth lab explosion hazard

    Many Thanks to Peter Lalor, Craig Laslett, Trystan Unwin, Debera Anne & Stewart Hasell. 

    Wayne Gluyas


  • 01 Dec 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Successfully completed Bush Fire Fighter assessment 29/10/14.

    Deb has shown great determination to complete the Safety Induction Online - Part A & attending training in preparation for the assessment 

    Congratulation again to Deb & we look forward to your continued involvement.

    Wayne Gluyas

    Training Officer


  • 23 Nov 2014 7:00 PM | Anonymous member

    Congratulation to Craig Laslett our newest Bush Fire Fighter completing the BF assessment 23/10/14.

    Craig has shown great determination to complete the Safety Induction Online - Part A & 

    The BF course all within joining SIRFB 7 weeks ago.

    Congratulation again to Craig & we look forward to your continued involvement.


    Wayne Gluyas


    Volunteer Induction Qualification 28.10.2014 31.12.9999
    RFSIND01.E Volunteer Induction Online Competency 28.10.2014 31.12.9999
    RFSSICAU.E Safety Induction Online - Part A Competency 28.10.2014 31.12.9999

    Volunteer Induction Qualification 28.10.2014 31.12.9999
    RFSIND01.E Volunteer Induction Online Competency 28.10.2014 31.12.9999
    RFSSICAU.E Safety Induction Online - Part A Competency 28.10.2014 31.12.9999

  • 10 Nov 2014 8:00 AM | Anonymous member

    News from the Training Room

    Training was carried out last Sun 9th Nov for recently joined members Craig & Andrew.

    SIRFB has 2 members attending the BF assessment on 23rd of Nov. 

    We have been busy sharpening up the skills of new members.

    There will be another training session this Sun 16th Nov 9am to 12n as listed on SIRFB calendar.

    All members are always welcome. These session are casual & are for equipment familiarization.

    If interested call Wayne 0418 229 277.

  • 09 Sep 2014 12:40 PM | Anonymous member
    Here  is an update on the subject of identifying our properties should we find ourselves in the unfortunate circumstance of requiring the assistance of emergency services. In our 20 odd years here it has happened to us twice - once being to a child reacting to a fish venom and needing water police plus ambulance so I have first hand experience of the importance of this issue. 

    Many thanks to everyone who submitted suggestions - it certainly highlighted the different needs according to location and also the fact that the physical location of some properties virtually defies identification. 

    On Scotland Island, where we all have a house number and street address, many of us can display the number at the street side entrance to our property and, if we live on the water front, on the pylons of our pontoon.

    But firstly forget about lot numbers, they'll confuse anyone, and secondly be sure that the number is displayed in the street to which your address belongs which is not necessarily the one your primary access may be from.

    For example the several properties which front onto Florence Terrace but have an  address of Thompson St. Displaying a Thompson Street number on Florence Terrace is not going to help. In deciding where to display your number take into consideration that it may be being looked for from a vehicle like the fire truck so as high as practically possible and as easy to read as possible.  There are already some recent house numbers appearing around the island- and you know what? - even if only a few people take up the suggestion it will help. 

    Bill Lee (CFU Leader)

  • 01 Sep 2014 9:05 AM | Anonymous member

    Here is text of our flyer that was dropped in all P.O. Boxes at Church Point.

    Dear Scotland Island Resident,

    This year’s bush fire season is about to begin. It is important for all residents on Scotland Island to maintain their properties to keep the bush fire risk to a minimum. As always, the RFS is there to inform you and help you with your plans to prepare for the fire season. During our open day we answer your questions and offer advice. Are you interested in joining as a fire fighter or a CFU member? On Saturday 13 September everyone is welcome to visit us for a chat. At around midday we will host a sausage sizzle. In the evening we host our Bistro fundraiser dinner. See you at the station! Ian White, Captain


  • 25 Aug 2014 12:36 PM | Anonymous member
    The Scotland Island CFU have been fortunate enough to receive grants from Pittwater RSL Club and also Avalon Beach RSL Club to fund the additional pumps we need to service the island.  This is fantastic news, not only for us, but for all island residents.  Penny Wise and Ian White accepted the cheques on behalf of the Community Fire Unit at a function at Pittwater RSL Club on 21 August. We’re overwhelmed by the generosity of both clubs and owe them huge thanks.

  • 24 Aug 2014 6:59 PM | Anonymous member

    Kylie and Matthew were already members of our Community Fire Unit (CFU), but now have obtained the Bush Firefighting qualification, which means they can now take part in bush fire fighting operations. Congratulations to both of them!

  • 07 Aug 2014 8:22 PM | Anonymous member

    The new 10/50 vegetation clearing rule came into effect this month, giving people living near bushland another tool to prepare their homes for bush fire.

    The rule allows people in designated areas to remove trees within 10 metres of their home and underlying vegetation within 50 metres.

    The community can check if it applies to their home at http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/1050-vegetation-clearing/tool.

    Police and Emergency Services Minister Stuart Ayres and Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons launched the online tool in the Blue Mountains yesterday.

    A copy of the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Code of Practice as well as a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for your reference. Both the Code of Practice and FAQs are available on the NSW RFS public website.

  • 22 Jun 2014 6:30 PM | Anonymous member

    The SIRFB under leadership of Nathalie cooked food all day for visitors and participants of the Festival at Catherine park.

    Over 400 burgers, more sausages and soup were sold during the day. The $1000 in funds raised were shared 50/50 with Oxfam, a major receiver of charity fundraising at the Festival.

    Well done everyone, we certainly received many compliments for our presence!

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