Port Stephens Emergency Services update

Tilllgerry Brigade training in preparation for fire season. Photo: NSW RFS – Tilligerry Brigade.

Tilligerry Training

On Saturday, 29 October, members of Tilligerry Rural Fire Brigade completed area familiarisation training, followed by pumps and pumping practice.

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This was both to conduct training for new members, as well as to revisit basics for existing members as the Brigade rolls into fire season.

The team set up a portable pump to get water from the dam to a 38mm hose line, as well as the Cat 1 heavy tanker which outputs water to both a 38mm line, as well as a 65mm.

The Brigade then looked at ways the 65mm line can be controlled by a three man team, down to a single operator, which can output up to 975L a minute at 1000kpa.

Port Stephens SES

Throughout the week, crews from the NSW SES Port Stephens Unit have been out and about, busily responding to storm calls after heavy rain impacted the Port Steohens region.

Multiple calls for assistance were received by the Unit from residents who had water pouring through roofs, and trees down limiting access.

Day for Daniel

On the morning of Friday, 28 October, Port Stephens Hunter Police returned to Karuah Public School after three years to help celebrate ‘A Day for Daniel’.

A Day for Daniel is the Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, which raises funds to assist the foundation to provide personal safety child education to children and young people to prevent abuse and promote lifelong health and wellbeing.

Port Stephens Hunter Police have helped celebrate this day with Karuah Public School for nine years now, and this year the District was fortunate to have Woolworths (Port Stephens Street, Raymond Terrace) decorate and donate a fantastic cake that was shared amongst the students and staff of Karuah Public School.

Who to Call

Crime Stoppers NSW are reminding residents that when seconds count, it’s important to know the right number to call.

000 is the main emergency service number for urgent help from police, fire or ambulance services and should be used when someone is seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help, the caller’s life or property is being threatened or they just witnessed a serious accident or crime.

The 131 444 Police Assistance number should be used when someone is a victim of a crime, and in circumstances that are not life-threatening or a time-critical emergency.

The Police Assistance Line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and allows someone to report a crime and with general police inquiries.

When a police response is required, the Police Assistance Line will arrange for a patrol to attend.

When someone has seen, heard or knows something about a crime or suspicious activity that is no longer happening, they can contact Crime Stoppers by going to www.crimestoppers.com.au/home or calling 1800 333 000.

or calling 1800 333 000.


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