CFU Training - New Members

Date: 14-Oct-2017

A Community Fire Unit (CFU) member works with their neighbours in the vicinity of their own properties. The CFU course is designed to help you understand and use equipment and processes in a coordinated fashion to reduce the risk posed by bushfires.

You will learn about property preparation, your local resources, and bush fire behaviour. This will help you make decisions about staying or leaving in the event of a bushfire as well as provide you with the knowledge and equipment to extinguish spot fires and ember attacks.

Two fully equipped CFU cabinets are already installed in the bays, at the start of Elvina Track and in Morning Bay, with 15 CFU trained members. Four more cabinets will be installed soon at the turning circle on Rocky Point, McCarrs Creek trail, near Lovett Bay Boatshed and Sturdee Lane in Lovett Bay south.

We need a team of volunteer residents for each area to work together to support their community and assist our local brigade. Our hope is to have at least 40 CFU members.

The commitment for a CFU member is only:

  • one day for the course
  • 4 x 3 hour training sessions a year i.e.: 1 morning per quarter.

CFU’s are not deployed to fight fires in other locations. You will be supplied with a light blue uniform in fire retardant material as well as boots, gloves, goggles and a helmet.

Please confirm your interest not later than October 1st by email to: westpittwaterrfs@hotmail.com.

More details will follow to course attendee’s.                                                                   

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