F.O.O.D Week Committee thanks Canobolas Zone


To thank the Canobolas Zone Rural Fire Service for their extraordinary efforts with the recent Mount Canobolas and Belerada bush fires the Orange F.O.O.D Week committee has committed to a three year partnership with the organisation to raise awareness of their invaluable work in the community.

Firefighters are encouraged to turn up in their yellow shirt or jacket and sign in to the RFS tent where they will receive a food and drink voucher for them and their partners.

President of the F.O.O.D Week Committee, James Sweetapple, said the new initiative will provide local community organisations with a platform to educate the community on what they do and why they do it.  

“The F.O.O.D Week committee was looking for a way to say thank you and give back to the RFS after their amazing efforts recently on Mount Canobolas and at Belerada,” said Mr Sweetapple.

“A fair few of the committee members live in and around Nashdale and saw first-hand the impact of the fire on the community and the hard work of the RFS volunteers.

“We also know that the RFS do much more than fight fires, they attend to motor vehicle accidents, provide emergency assistance and support the local community. It’s this true sense of community spirit that we want to celebrate and promote.”

Superintendent, David Hoadley, said the Canobolas Zone Rural Fire Service will have a fire truck on display at the F.O.O.D Week Night Markets on Friday 6 April in Robertson Park and a stand of information.

“We are very appreciative of the partnership with the F.O.O.D Week committee. Our volunteers don’t do their work for recognition but to be thanked in this way is highly valued and appreciated,” said Mr Hoadley.  

“This partnership also gives people an opportunity to have a connection to the RFS so be sure to visit us at the night market, ask questions and maybe even sign up to help your local community The F.O.O.D Week committee aims to provide this community organisation partnership opportunity every three years.