Calrossy and the Rural Fire Service working for a safer future

Successful teams are the ones who train across all conditions preparing for a moment to make a difference and over the last few weeks NSW Rural Fire Service crews have been honing their skills across Calrossy Anglican School. Calrossy is proud to have such a close working relationship with the NSW RFS and looks forward to supporting the ongoing training needs for the volunteers to hone their skills throughout 2022.

School Development Coordinator Michael Wilson said “We are proud to continue to host the Basic and Advanced Firefighter courses for local volunteers across the Tamworth District and to be able to support the training needs of the local brigades through the use of our facilities. Across our staff we have a number of volunteers involved with the RFS and in 2020 Calrossy completed the first group of the RFS Student Cadet program.  We are looking forward to continuing this program this year and hopefully our cadet teams can represent our school at the regional championships to test their skills and knowledge”.

Tamworth RFS District Officer Stephen Carstens said "While training has always been a critical part of a firefighter’s job, the need to provide more effective realistic training for our firefighters has become increasingly important in recent years. Training that enables firefighters to experience realistic incident scenarios is therefore essential to ensure firefighters are competent and confident in how they approach the wide variety of incidents they face. In essence, experience counts in making every move a firefighter makes automatic, with instant reactions being what saves lives. In the absence of real-life incidents, realistic training is what we need to provide that experience".

The Calrossy Community would like to thank all members of the various emergency services who volunteer or are career members that give their time to support their local community in times of need.