Members from the Repton Rural Fire Brigade were out in force at Mylestom over the weekend making their contribution to Clean Up Australia.
“We have had such strong support and encouragement from the Mylestom community since the Mylestom and Repton brigades merged last year,” Senior Deputy Captain Steve Williams said.
“To acknowledge that support, the brigade clean-up efforts focused on the beautiful Alma Doepel Park and the riverside reserve.”
From a fire safety perspective, rubbish removal reduces possible ignition and combustion sources. It also keeps the waterfront clean, tidy and safe. It is a credit to the community that, in the end, relatively little rubbish was collected compared to previous years.
Repton Brigade is made up of the Repton fire station and Mylestom fire station. Both stations are crewed and managed by local community volunteers. One of the best parts about being a Rural Fire Service volunteer is the access to world class training in virtually all aspects of fire emergency situations from catering and communications to community engagement and education and of course traditional fire fighting. There is a role for everyone.
“We are always looking for new fire fighter members, particularly at the Mylestom station and we welcome anyone who might be interested in joining,” Steve Williams said.
Moving into the winter months is a fantastic time to join up and undergo basic training.
Repton Brigade holds their monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Community members interested in joining are invited to the social barbecue held on each Thursday after the meeting from 6:30pm.