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July 2018
Church's Final Gift to Lyndoch CFS

Lyndoch Baptist Church spirit has continued after it closed its doors over 12 months ago by supporting the Lyndoch CFS with offering to pay for a Defibrillator that the Brigade was looking at purchasing.

The Lyndoch Captain, Neville Kies happened to be talking to a church member and in conversation they asked if the Brigade was looking into any projects. In recent weeks the Brigade Management Committee placed a Defibrillator on high priority to purchase so it could be carried on the larger Fire Appliance, Lyndoch 34P.

We are very thankful of the Lyndoch Baptist Church for buying the Defibrillator which was just under $2,900.00
It was an amazing gesture and we were very pleased that former pastor Dennis Triplett, deacon Leo Bubner and June Bubner were able to attend Lyndoch Station on a training night to view the equipment that they purchased for Lyndoch CFS.

A Defibrillator has become more of a need because as first responders there are many times when we are first on scene and many of our members are trained with Advanced First Aid. We are always ready to respond from minor incidents to vehicle accidents, structure fires, grass and scrub fires.

 

Winter Weather Advice

During storms and periods of wet and windy weather people should take the following precautions:

  • Ensure loose items such as outdoor furniture and children’s play equipment (e.g. trampolines and cubby houses) are put away or secured, so they do not become flying objects.
  • Park vehicles undercover or away from trees.
  • Stay indoors and away from windows at times when weather conditions are severe.
  • Stay away from fallen powerlines - it should be assumed that they are live. Fallen powerlines should be reported to SA Power Networks (SAPN) on 131 366.
  • Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
  • Do not ride, walk or drive through floodwaters.
  • Check that any hazardous substances are stored above ground level in case of flash flooding.
  • Check that building and contents insurance is current and adequate.
  • Put together an emergency kit that includes items such as a battery-operated torch and radio (plus spare batteries), first aid supplies and a list of useful telephone numbers.

It is also important for motorists to exercise additional care during wet weather. Motorists should:

  • Be alert to sudden changes in road conditions.
  • Be aware of any fallen trees, branches and debris.
  • Drive carefully on wet and slippery roads.
  • Turn on their headlights if visibility is poor (and remember to turn them off upon arrival).
  • Be aware of emergency service workers and others who may be working on the side of the road.
  • When ‘RED & BLUE’ flashing lights are being used by emergency persons it’s compulsory to Slow Down to 25 km / hr when passing the incident.
  • Avoid driving in extremely adverse conditions unless it is absolutely necessary.

 


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For more information regarding Recruiting, please contact:
Reuben Batten (Brigade Liaison Officer)

For all other enquires please contact:
Neville Kies (Captain) on 0417 245 128