Emergency service update for Myall Coast Myall Coast Myall Coast News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - September 22, 2022 Booral Rural Fire Brigade was one of the many local brigades that opened their doors to the community this weekend. Photo: Booral Rural Fire Brigade. Get Ready Weekend Numerous fire brigades opened their doors over the weekend to provide advice and resources about preparing for the risk of a fire. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone us – (02) 4981 8882. Email us – email@example.com These events are a great chance to chat to local volunteers, find out more about what they do, and learn to protect yourself and your home from bushfires. Local brigades reported a successful weekend, chatting to local community members, ensuring they have an adequate fire safety plan. SES Volunteers On Saturday 17 September, SES volunteers came together to celebrate the dedicated service of 22 members from the Hunter Valley, who between them had over 360 plus years of volunteer service to the community. 50 Years of Service – Dr Bob Drewer 40 years of Service – Graeme Silver Commissioner’s Certificate of Appreciation – Robyn Barco National Emergency Medals deploying to help in Cyclone Debbie (2017) – Greg Gunter, Peter Sherwen, Simone Burrows and Shaun Farmer National Medals for years of Service: 30 Years’ Service – Richard Fellows and Andrew Pain 15 Years’ Service – Ben Maxwell, Judith Felton, Debra Healy, Michael Pitkin State Emergency Service – Long Service Medal: 35 Years’ Service – Tim Miller 20 Years’ Service – Terry Purser, Greg Gunter, Noel Dipple and Simon Merrick 10 Years’ Service – Michael Mifsud, Pamela Sharp, Peter Sherwen and Tracey Martin Geo-Targeting Receive a text from +61 444 444 444? The NSW Police Force uses geo-targeting to help locate vulnerable missing persons, sending emergency alerts to mobiles in the area where the person went missing. If you receive a text message from +61 444 444 444, it is an official alert to seek your assistance. It is not a scam. The NSW Police Force says the message will always come from the same mobile number and the message will always include a link to an image of the missing person. By Tara CAMPBELL Pindimar/Tea Gardens Brigade helped the community in the Myall Lakes make their plans. Photo: Pindimar/Tea Gardens RFS. The recipients of the SES Service awards. Photo: supplied.