CFA callout

Brigade members Tony, Ann, Robyn, Ken, Brittany, Damien, Wayne, Doug, Ethan, Dave, Norm and John. 198377 Picture: ROB CAREW

By Jed Lanyon

Healesville Fire Brigade is calling out for community minded people who believe they have what it takes to help protect their town as a volunteer member of the CFA.

The brigade is currently running a recruitment drive to attract new members to join the Healesville CFA or its satellite station situated in Chum Creek.

Brigade member Norman Riley said he enjoys doing something good for his community.

“We’re all volunteers, we all give our own time to come out and protect the community,” he said.

“Just give it a go, we can be quite supportive and we understand that people have other needs as well.

“I myself have six kids at home and am working as well. You just give what time you can.”

Brigade captain Graeme Bates said, “We are looking for people who are over 18 years of age who would like to give back to their community when the community is in need.

“We are also looking for other community members who may not wish to be firefighters but can support the brigade in other in-house or community-based activities.”

The brigade will be conducting an information session at the Healesville fire station on Crowley Road on Wednesday 30 October at 7pm.

The session will cover the recruitment process, training requirements, general brigade information including both firefighting and broader member roles that are available.

Brigade members will be available on the night to answer questions that prospective new members may have after seeing the presentation.

Light refreshments will be available for attendees at the information night.

To book a spot at the information session, contact recruitment@healesvillecfa.com.au or call 0417 106 440.

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