Gold FM Fire Call Out
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Posted January 18, 2021
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There were just three call outs to report on the Gold FM Fire Call Out this week. Brian Gentil caught up with Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens on Monday morning.
The first was last Monday, January 11, at about 4.30 pm when they were called out to Waihi Beach where a tramper had experienced heat exhaustion on the Orokawa Bay Track. While on their way there they contacted Waihi Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and an IRB was sent, bringing the person back to Waihi Beach where they were reported to be doing OK.
On Tuesday, January 12, at 4 pm they were called out again. This was another trip to the beach after the Coastguard, at the southern end of Waihi Beach, had an alarm activate. They checked the premises and there was nothing to report.
And on Thursday, January 14, the siren went off at 7.15 pm and they headed to Waihi Beach again. This time it was the alarm going off at Waihi Beach Hotel.
Waihi Fire & Rescue used their heat sensor equipment to check the building out and reported the all clear before heading back to base.
Brian asked Moe about the raffle run recently with a ride on fire engine as the major prize. Moe said it was won by a retired fireman who spent 46 years in the service in Auckland before retiring to Matamata. Moe said the man had bought the ticket to win the prize for his granddaughter, who should have a pretty big smile on her face about now. The raffle is for the new 4 x 4 vehicle they’re raising funds for and was well supported. Moe said they’re still after more to cover the shortfall, so any donations would be appreciated.
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