UFPA 2016 fire season

2016-11-30 06:00
Ian Hill, on behalf of the G911 board, presents a cheque to Dave Carroll in appreciation of his committed services to the community in his 20-year association with G911.

Ian Hill, on behalf of the G911 board, presents a cheque to Dave Carroll in appreciation of his committed services to the community in his 20-year association with G911.

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UMVOTI Fire Protection Services (UFPA) held its end-of-fire-season braai on Friday evening, 18 November at the Cavern in Seven Oaks.

There was a good turnout of members to enjoy this evening, and no doubt to “celebrate” the mild fire season that was experienced in the area, despite the prediction that because of the drought conditions it would be a very busy and long fire season.

During the latter half of July the district received most welcome rains, which certainly improved the fire situation. From September small amounts of rainfall started to be recorded and the rainfall was more frequent.

A total of 87 fire incidents were reported during this fire season, slightly more than the 2015 season of 76, however, the total area burnt was greatly reduced - 539ha compared to 834ha in 2015.

It is pleasing to note that there were no major incidents.

There are a number of factors that have contributed to this reduction and the public must be complimented on their efforts shown towards fire awareness.

At Friday’s function a presentation was made to Dave Carroll for his contribution to G911 for the past 20 years.

He received a cheque of donations collected by the community, which was presented by Ian Hill from the G911 board.

Rolf Königkrämer also presented a gift to Dave Carroll from the UAS and UFPA committees for his valuable contribution to these two associations over the years as the G911 representative.

The fun part of the evening was once again the end-of-fire- season braai awards with cleverly thought-out prizes, presented by Murray Mason as follows:

“Colour Blindness Awards” – Pierre Le Roux and Martin Eggers. “Origin Water Award” (floating trophy) – Ian Hill. “Wakey Wakey Award” - Andy Mason. “Driving Skills Award” - Ed Hayter. “Broken Telephone Award” – Derrick Clegg and Dieter Meyer “The Tortoise and the Hare award” – Rolf Königkrämer. Lathaniel Reynolds “Lay Preacher of the Year Award” – Shaun Henderson. “Radio Call since 1997” – Dave Carroll and “Shining Light” - Bridget Holmes.

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