Urgent call for fire volunteers

Residents of four communities are in danger of getting a delayed response to emergencies unless more volunteers sign up for the local fire brigade.

That’s the message from Matakana Volunteer Fire Brigade, which urgently needs to boost its numbers to provide adequate local coverage.

“Imagine having no local emergency responders in Matakana, Point Wells, Tawharanui and Omaha because we have no volunteers to crew the trucks,” the brigade says.

“We really need support to be able to provide the community with staff on the fire truck or first response medical vehicle for emergency callouts.”

A special Open Night is being held on Tuesday, September 24 at 7pm to provide potential volunteers with answers to any questions they might have, from how much time and training it takes to what volunteers get out of joining the brigade.

Info: Peter Guild 027 472 6080

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