As we head into the summer it is a timely reminder to create or visit your fire plan. This is essential for those citizens living on the urban rural interface. Details of how to build a plan can be found on the CFA website.
The brigade continues to add strength in new recruits with some able to attend fires after completing their training and accreditation.
The brigade was recently able to purchase two additional breathing apparatus units from a generous donation of the Berwick Opportunity Shop. These will boost the number of members who will be able to wear them at structure fires.
Recently the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services requested assistance from the CFA with tankers and crew to assist in the large fires burning in the west of the state and as far north as Cairns.
This summer has the potential to be a difficult fire season and that means Beaconsfield and surrounding areas are at risk.
Remember on high fire danger days with extreme weather for example 40 10 40 (Temperature 40°, Humidity 10%, Wind 40 knots) ask yourself if it’s safe to be here if your home is in a fire danger area. Also please leave early, not when hundreds of your neighbours decide to go at the last minute.
Finally, drive carefully if you are going on holidays. We are still attending far too many accidents.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
by Tony Lukas