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The Fire Alarm of 30 September 2014

Whitianga | Mon October 06, 2014

The Whitianga Fire Brigade had a very average month for calls with a total of 12 over the last four weeks. These included one Motor Vehicle Accident, three calls to assist Ambulance, one to assist with flooding, a Vegetation Fire, three calls to Private Fire Alarm Activations, a Rubbish Fire causing concern and we were called to back up Coromandel twice.

Of course last week we had the Tsunami Siren test and for those wondering, we are aware that the siren on Cook Drive is not working at the moment and we are trying to get it fixed.

I often get asked when I go to fire calls, "Will I get charged?" or "Will you send me an account?"

We do not charge for fire calls unless it is a malicious call or multiple calls to false alarms.

Normal calls for any kind of assistance are free and you will not be charged. Fire fighters in all small towns in New Zealand are totally unpaid volunteers,
we do what we do because we enjoy giving something back to our communities.

Last reminder if you have moved or changed your phone number or know someone who has, this is your last chance to have the change made in the Fire Brigade Phone Book. Contact me at Whitianga Sports or email me at whiti.sports@xtra.co.nz.

Remember if you can't be good at least be careful.

Senior Station Officer Derek Collier

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