An installed smoke alarm that is not working, offers no warning. I hope you remembered to check your batteries and dust and vacuum all your smoke alarms on daylight savings. If you don’t have any installed, please do not delay in ensuring you have at least one working smoke alarm in your home…working smoke alarms save lives!
ANZAC DAY…we will be holding a short ANZAC Day commemorative service at War Memorial Park on Roland Road on Wednesday 25th April. Everyone is welcome. Start time 9am with coffee/tea afterwards at the Old School Building, courtesy of the Greenhithe Lions.
We are currently recruiting…since 1958 the Greenhithe Volunteer Fire Brigade has been an essential part of Village life. We can offer adrenalin, big trucks, camaraderie, training, discipline, social networks, service honours and family get-togethers. Learn some great skills, make some great mates, have some fun and serve your local community.
We are now looking to recruit up to five new members. Want to know more? Come along to an information evening on Monday 21st May, 7pm at the Fire Station. If you have any questions before then, please send an email to Steve.Hey@fire.org.nz.
In Brigade news this month, we are fired up for a cause! This year on May 19th, nine members from the Greenhithe Volunteer Fire Brigade will again be participating in the annual Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge. This involves racing up 51 flights, or 1,103 Sky Tower stairs wearing full firefighting kit. It is a challenging event both mentally and physically, but we are more than happy to put ourselves through a few minutes of pain as it gives us a chance to help out a great cause and raise funds for the New Zealand Leukaemia and Blood Foundation (LBF).
You too can support your local Fire Brigade by going to the link listed below and making a donation and/or offering a word of support to the guys who will be training hard over the next few weeks in preparation for the big event. 100% of all funds raised go directly to the LBF. http://www.firefightersclimb.org.nz/view_group_event_profile/225
Thanks heaps for your support!!
Concluding word…discretion is the better part of valor.
Firefighter Isabelle LARDEUX-GILLOUX
- Greenhithe Volunteer Fire Brigade