Bulga welcomes Riverina fire crews

IT is good to know when the call goes out for extra volunteers to help out with our fire fighting efforts the request is immediately answered and crews arrive ready and willing to take up the challenge.
Nanjing Night Net

On Friday last week a strike crew arrived at Hunter Valley Rural Fire Service (RFS) headquarters at Bulga made up of eight members from the Riverina zone along with two of their fire vehicles.

And the one thing the team members noticed was how intensely dry it was here compared to a relatively green south of the state.

“From the moment we left home and headed north it got drier and drier and its very dry here near Singleton,” farmer and Riverina Zone RFS group captain Andrew Hawthorne said.

The members of the strike team come from Riverina brigades Lake, Albert, Forest Hill, Big Springs, Euberta and Glenfield.

They were able to assist their Hunter Valley comrades due to the better season they are now enjoying.

Mr Hawthorne joked about getting away from the farm for a break as he said he should really be back on the farm harvesting a canola crop.

“But I guess that can wait for a week while we do a bit of work in the Hunter – in this organisation we are always ready to help out other areas when they are in strife,” he said.

The group will be accommodated on the Singleton Army Base during their stay which is expected to last for a week.

HELPING HAND: Riverina based Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers Craig Wyatt, Jason Bortolazzo, Peter Bye and Andrew Hawthorne at Hunter Valley RFS headquarters at Bulga with one of their fire trucks ready to help our local brigades.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Comments are closed.

Post Navigation