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July 6, 2020 July 2020 No Comments

Level 1 is here and we hope you are enjoying the new freedoms associated with that, it’s great to see and hear the children in the playground opposite the station along with our community out and about, all smiling. The Brigade has responded to community requests for Medical assistance and had to get Dr Phillip and his PRIME responders out to assist lately, and also responded to motor vehicle accidents (remember to drive to the conditions).

COVID 19 has meant a number of changes about how Fire and Emergency (FENZ) do business but with the change in levels of alert you will see us restarting our training, especially for those recruits that had their courses cancelled and now rescheduled, and we work to refresh both their skills and ours too, now we can mingle as normal. Among the other cancellations we had to put in place during COVID, was the postponement of Chief Jake Hawkins 25 year Gold Star celebration, but don’t worry we will definitely fit this very important and special milestone in later this year.

The Brigade has responded as usual throughout the COVID 19 Emergency, with a new policies and procedures to protect us and you, and we would especially like to thank you all for being careful. You may still see us wearing N95 masks on some calls, especially if it is a Medical or Rescue Responses where we are working in close proximity to people who may have respiratory issues, and we are closely following the FENZ guidelines when responding or training and it looks like hand santiser will be a new normal.

Many of our volunteers found themselves working from home which means we have had no trouble crewing all our appliances for calls, but for several of our members classed as essential workers it has very much meant business as usual.

As it is getting colder please ensure your chimney is swept, this is a major cause of house fires, and remember to switch off cooking when answering the door or phone.

Take care and don’t forget to wave if you see us out and about.

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