Greetings fellow Aussies and others,
I am a paid comms operator with the SA Country Fire Service (CFS) and also a volly fire fighter with CFS at Happy Valley.
We have just had a report released by the SA government that recommends a lot of fire & rescue services be combined mainly in the country areas due to duplication of resources , lack of people and low response numbers. It will be interesting to see what happens. My brigade does 300 calls a year and we don't do medical (none of us do) so I don't know what will happen with us, we are in an urban area as well with rural interface.
By the way COOPERS PALE ALE is the only beer that is worth drinking.
If any of you Americans have any new pumpers or rescues that you want to send our way feel free, must be better than the jap crap we drive, grandma's diesel Gemini would pass it going down hill!!