CFS Jump On Board campaign...
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Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Whether attending a car accident or battling a bushfire, the Country Fire Service is crucial to the wellbeing of every Yorke Peninsula community. Phil Wapper, Fred Munzer and Andrew Cadd with Andrew Stewart operating the hose want you to join your local Country Fire Service brigade. Photo: Nick PerryLocal volunteers give up their time to ensure the safety of others but the bottom line is there just aren’t enough people putting up their hands to join their local CFS brigades. Many Yorke Peninsula stations are currently lacking members and facing closure if the issue can’t be resolved soon. So the Yorke Peninsula Country Times is encouraging you to “Jump On Board” and join the ranks of your local brigade before the summer bushfire season comes around again. YPCT will be featuring articles each week on local CFS stations, its volunteers and how you can get involved.
Phil Wapper, Fred Munzer and Andrew Cadd - with Andrew Stewart operating the hose want you to join your local Country Fire Service brigade. Photo: Nick Perry
Thirty-four new members jump on board
The final edition of the Country Times for this year coincides with the end of our Country Fire Service Jump on Board campaign.Jump on Board has profiled a different local brigade every week since the start of July in an attempt to attract volunteers to YP stations, many of which had been struggling.Some have had success in recruiting new blood, none more so than Ardrossan, which has gone from almost folding with eight active members to now having 19.Overall, 34 people have signed up at stations throughout Yorke Peninsula.In addition, a number of CFS captains have received enquiries, Curramulka has started a cadet program and Marion Bay has sourced a sought-after concrete water tank specifically for firefighting.
Yorke Valley CFS group officer Andrew Cadd said the situation at Ardrossan goes to show there are people out there who can join, and he encouraged anyone considering it to do so.
For the full reports for all storys, see the print issues of YP Country Times.
articles and photos are from the Yorke Peninsula Country Times web site