New recruits boost service

New recruits boost service


Central Western Daily By NADINE MORTON

YOUNG people are the future of the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and an information session on Tuesday hopes to attract even more.

New recruits boost service 

Spring Hill/Huntley Brigade captain Stephanie Huysmans is part of the service's Young Members group and encouraged more to join.

"The session is not just for current members, but new ones also," she said.

Captain Huysmans said anyone aged 16 years and older was welcome to come along to find out more.

People aged 16 or 17 years old are allowed to participate in RFS operations on and off the fire ground, with parental permission.

Canobolas RFS membership services co-ordinator, Inspector Nils Waite said members wanted to recruit younger members to help with a range of roles.

"They're the one who are going to be taking over and it's vital we get their input," he said.

Inspector Waite said technology would be a vital part of the RFS in the future and if young members did not get involved the RFS would not exist.

"Come and get a feel for what we do, it's not just front-line firefighting there are plenty of other roles,"?he said.

The information session will be held at the Canobolas Zone Fire Control Centre, 1385 Forest Road, on Tuesday July 16 at 6.30pm.

RSVP to Stephanie Huysmans on 0448 981 334 or .