Sharon Boobyer reports:
September has been a busy month for local CFS volunteers.
Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents [MVA] have topped the call-outs this month, followed by vehicle fires and burn offs getting out of control.
Some important notes for residents to take away from recent events:
Ensure your loads are secure;
The driver of every vehicle accident must: stop at the scene, exchange details of driver and vehicle, and vehicle owners’ details, to any driver involved, any person injured or the owner of damaged property [Australian Road Rules reg 287(3)].
Be aware of weather conditions before any burn-off, as they can quickly get out of control.
When you see emergency service vehicles on the road with flashing lights, safely move your vehicle to the left side of the road and reduce speed or stop
When passing a stationary emergency service vehicle with flashing lights reduce your speed to 25km/hr.
For easy reference the CFS website is a wealth of information with a 5-minute bushfire plan; fire danger ratings; incidents; and more at your fingertips. Visit https://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/home.jsp
On a brighter note we had seven members that ran in the City to Bay Fun Run on Sunday September 15, raising funds for the CFS Foundation.
Well done guys! (check out their photo in Double Take of the Echo).
Wishing you all safe travels over the upcoming school holidays and October long weekend.
If you are interested in volunteering no previous experience is required. Senior training nights are held every Monday except public holidays, come down any time between 7-9pm.
Cadets aged 11-16 are held every second Wednesday 5.30-7pm during school terms at the Two Wells CFS Station, Wells Rd, Two Wells.