Check your smoke alarms and be safe

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 per cent 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!

During the 2019-2020 year to date, TWCFS has attended 234 incidents.

The last three months breakdown include March- 16, April -10 and May -10 call outs [at time of report].

With grass/rubbish fires topping call outs, followed by motor vehicle accidents, car fires, house/structure fires.

To keep you and your family safe please check you have operational smoke alarms (batteries changed at least yearly), clean out flues and filters, heating appliances are intact and power points are not overloaded.

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

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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