Eungai Rural Fire Service host Mini Open Day

Senior Deputy Captain Tim Hood welcomes new recruit Tyson Thompson.

THE Eungai Rural Fire Service ‘Mini Open Day’, held on Saturday 15 October, sparked interest with the local children having lots of fun exploring the workings of the fire trucks and hoses on a perfect spring day, BBQ lunch included.

The crew, based at Eungai Rail, offered information on fire permits, residential readiness, new fire rating signage and rallied for continued community support, and new recruits.

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Senior Deputy Captain Tim Hood commented, “It went well today, considering we were on the highway at 5.30am responding to a truck fire incident, we have great equipment and resources to support our community and need locals to get on board.”

One local, Tyson Thompson, has done just that and told NOTA, “I’m local and I signed up to join the RFS today to support and care for our community.”

Chris Gould has been with the brigade for eight years and Narelle Jones for three, and she also holds the position of Administration Officer for the zone.

Deputy Captain Rodney Smith was eager to display the new Fire Rating signage and explained the four levels and the corresponding recommended actions.

With a current cohort of 23 members, Tim Hood stressed the collective attitude, “Lots of people make this team effective, not just us in uniform, it’s an extended family that we inform and rely on.”

Drop in at the station, 22 South Bank East Road, Eungai Rail every second Sunday of the month at 9am or the fourth Wednesday at 6pm.

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