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Fire Brigade August Report

A fire callout on Sunday, August 10, c10am, saw two trucks speeding to a tree burning out of control in the cemetery area. With lots of vegetation burn-ups being carried out around now, says fire chief Russell Green, people should ensure theirs is monitored, even though surroundings may still appear damp.

Be careful, too about where you dump ashes from your fireplace, as they could still be hot enough to start a fire, he reminds. FIRE CALLS

Call statistics for July: weather related 2, vehicle crash 1

In the last few months the upper North Island has been battered by high winds and significant amounts of rainfall. Each time these weather events have happened the Puhoi Brigade has had a team ready to respond for any situation, Civil Defence, Fire or Storm related either by Fire Truck or 4wd response. We are still recruiting; if you are over 16 years of age, live locally in Puhoi and have a can do attitude we are interested in hearing from you. We will supply all the training, uniform and support you need. Contact – Rob Beardmore 021891996 (thanks to Chris Farac, Puhoi Rural Fire Force, for this monthly report)

World Challenge

Young Ella, of Saleyards Road, is raising money for a December 2015 visit to Cambodia to trek and help out in an impoverished village with the international organisation World Challenge:-

Hello, Ella Ferguson here, I’ve already raised around $1,800 with selling plants and chutney, etc and need to raise about $6,000 by September 2015. Ways people can help is if they want me to babysit their children, by donations, plant sales and planting. To contact me my landline is 09 425 8642 and my email ellaferguson99@gmail.com

Turn Your Waste Into Wonders

Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre is excited to be bringing a free composting workshop to Puhoi on Saturday 16 August, 2-5pm.
Learn to compost using a compost bin, worm-farm or Bokashi bucket system and get a $46 discount voucher to use to buy compost products from Kaipatiki Project (free courier delivery).
Bookings are essential – the village centre venue address will be given on booking.
Book online at http://kaipatiki.org.nz/courses/create-your-own-eden, email admin@kaipatiki.org.nz or phone 09 482 1172.

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Puhoi Rural Fire Monthly Report June

Force callout statistics for June 2014

  • Scrub fire  1,
  • structure fire 1,
  • medical –1,
  • weather related 4,
  • vehicle crash -1

Thanks for the Scrap

Thank you to the community for your donations of scrap steel. We made $97. Please only drop scrap steel though, we don’t get anything for the bags with rubbish that were placed there. If you have more scrap steel lying around, feel free to continue to drop off at Puhoi River Motors yard, on the left as you go through the gate. Thanks for your ongoing support.

Remember to ring 111

if there is something you think the fire service or any other service should be attending. Please do not ring the brigade members. This way, if the fire call taker needs specific details, you can give them what they need for an appropriate and immediate response.We are recruiting; if you are over 16 years of age, live locally in Puhoi and have a can -do attitude we are interested in hearing from you. We will supply all the training, uniform and support you need. Contact – Rob Beardmore 021891996 “ Chris Farac, Puhoi Rural Fire Force (thanks, as always, for your monthly report, Chris, ed)