RFS Springwood Bushfire Expo 2017 Appeal
Donate some COOLER BAGS for the RFS Emergency Crews!
Show your support for the RFS emergency crews gearing up for the HOT season! As part of the Rapid Relief Team’s ongoing commitment to assisting Australia’s emergency crews, we would like to extend an appeal for support of this noble cause.
With Australia’s spring looming, hazard reduction is happening NOW! Hazard reduction is just one way of preparing for bush fires – it doesn’t remove the threat of fire, and it doesn’t remove the need for you and your family to be prepared.
The Springwood Fire Expo September 2017
Once again, RRT are looking forward to supporting the RFS on the 9th September 2017, with catering and coffee and the donation of Cooler Bags for the emergency crews to use in the upcoming fire season. You may not be able to attend, but that doesn’t stop you joining us in the cause by donating your chosen number of Cooler Bags!
A quick insight into the NSW RFS;
RFS’s Vision & Mission: To provide a world standard of excellence in the provision of a community-based fire and emergency service. To protect the community and the environment and minimise the impact of fire and other emergencies by providing the highest standards of training, community education, prevention and operational capability.
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the world’s largest volunteer fire service. Their members provide fire and emergency services to approximately 95 percent of NSW. NSW RFS members attend a range of incidents and activities:
- Bush and grass fires.
- House and structure fires.
- Storm damage.
- Search and rescue.
- Motor vehicle accidents.
- Community education.
- Bush fire mitigation.
- 855 Staff.
- Approximately 70 percent of NSW RFS staff are, or have been, a NSW RFS volunteer.
- In 2015/16, NSW RFS members attended more than 23,000 incidents across the state.
- 2,029 Brigades.
- 125 Rural Fire Districts.
- 47 District Offices.
- 4 Regional Offices.
- 1 Headquarters.
This upcoming EXPO is all about helping the community to prepare;
- Getting ready for a bush fire is easier than you think. By taking 20 minutes with your family to discuss what you’ll do during a fire, you could save their lives, as well as your home.
- The simple rule is – if it’s your property, it’s your hazard and your responsibility.
- Bush fire hazards are any materials which can fuel a fire, such as leaf litter, grass, garden mulch and woodpiles. They can also be made up of solid combustibles or flammable liquids and gases such as petrol, kerosene, alcohol, LPG, natural gas, and acetylene.
Why RRT is asking for your support for this upcoming event;
Our emergency crews do an awesome job in their selfless support of the community. When disaster strikes they are on call until it is adverted, often resulting in countless hours of service through the day and night. This event is all about awareness and prevention.
Let’s do our small bit in supporting this awareness event and making a donation of Cooler Bags to enable them to carry the stores to keep them refreshed when called to service!
The RFS Emergency Services Cooler Bag Appeal
As part of our ongoing commitment to assisting the emergency services, we’re calling on donations of Cooler Bags to help keep our emergency service crews refreshed when they need it most, in times of disaster.
How can you help?
Simply click on the Shop Now button, nominate the number of Cooler Bags you would like to donate to this worthy cause.