Happy New Year from your Cherry Gardens brigade!
It’s hard to believe another year has passed by. It was certainly an eventful time for the brigade. In the past few months we’ve been fortunate to have a number of new members join us, both as firefighters and radio operators. With the fire season well underway it’s good to have extra personnel to help us respond to whatever the season throws at us.
We could still do with some extra members so if you’ve been thinking about coming along and checking us out, there’s no time like the present. Our training is on Monday at 7pm and you’d be more than welcome to just come along and watch to see if it’s for you.
Our station has also undergone a facelift in the last few months, as you will see from driving past. The previous colour scheme and signage were getting old and it was time for a revamp. We’re all extremely proud of the result and we’ve been getting compliments from far and wide.
In December one of our Senior Firefighters, Hayden Linggood, had the opportunity to travel to Queensland as part of a CFS contingent to help fight the local bushfires. From Hayden’s account it was an exhausting but rewarding time, and a valuable chance for him to hone his skills while assisting other fire fighters from around the country. Well done Hayden!
With the heat upon us it’s important to remember your bushfire safety plan and we encourage you to check out the CFS website at CFS.sa.gov.au for lots of great advice.