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Jake, Kirsty and family.

Did you see the Martinborough Fire Brigade on TV ? Our Medical First Response team in training featured on both TV3 and Prime news, if you missed it go to our Facebook page and you can find a link there. Our innovative Medical esponse  also featured in the FENZ Volunteer National Newsletter along with lots of photographs, so we are certainly creating a stir.

Our  Medical First Responders are now out doing clinical placements with our training partner Wellington Free Ambulance in preparation for our “go live” scheduled for October, and of course we are still looking for more people in multiple roles, so if you are interested in being a :

  • MEDICAL RESPONDER – If you have a Nursing, Emergency Medicine,  Paramedic or similar background (you may qualify for a short familiarisation course), and want to contribute to your community, we would love to hear from you . We anticipate you would only spend 2 – 3 days a month on call along with a single night a month training. 
  • FIRE FIGHTER – If you ever thought about seeing what happens when the siren sounds and see the team rushing in, have you thought being a fire fighter might be interesting ? We would love for you to pop down on our Tuesday training nights, we are especially interested if you are available during the week days to respond.

Act now,  email our Chief –  Jacob.hawkins@fireandemergency.nz

We have had a reduction in calls lately, thank you for being careful, but remember as winter continues and our fireplaces get lots of use ashes from the fire and clogged up chimneys frequently cause fires. Always place ashes in a metal container ideally on the lawn or on concrete, and it your fire isn’t drawing well or blows smoke back then get it checked and maybe cleaned again.

We told you last month about CFO Jake Hawkins Gold Star presentation and thought we would include a photo of Jake, Kirsty and family, his biggest supporters,  from the night, and thank you Jake from the Community and the Brigade for over 25 years of service.

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