Record start to the year for Two Wells CFS

Two Wells CFS News With Sharon Boobyer

Wow, this year surely is one for the records.

Fires, pandemic, home schooling and social isolation; I have had no concept of days let alone dates nor months.

Despite my failings, our crews have maintained 100% operational requirements following SACFS COVID-19 Operational Best Practice Guidelines.

Considering May 18-24 was National Volunteer Week “Changing Communities. Changing Lives”; a big shout out to all our volunteers for your tireless effort and commitment.

You are there when your community needs you!

The 2019-2020 year to date TWCFS have attended 234 incidents.

The last three months breakdown is as follows, March – 16 callouts, April – 10 and May -10 [at time of report].

Grass and/or rubbish fires topped these call outs, followed by motor vehicle accidents, car fires, and house/structure fires.

To keep you and your family safe: please check you have operational smoke alarms and make sure batteries are changed at least yearly.

Clean out flues and filters, check heating appliances are intact and power points are not overloaded.

If any lessons can be learnt, reducing combustible items away from fires and heating elements, including in and around properties, would benefit yourself and well as emergency services.

Let’s not forget to check on our vulnerable community members that may be more isolated then normal.

Until next time, stay safe.

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