The Patumahoe Brigade had a relatively quiet month during September with only 7 callouts. These included:
- MVA = 2
- Fire = 3
- Other = 2
Thankfully we got through the wild weather with only one weather related call. On the 6 September we had a call out on Kohekohe Road, Pollok, after a lightning strike meant water was leaking through the roof of a house. On the 6 we also had a call out for a spa pool that was on fire against a house on Fletcher Lane, Patumahoe.
On Sunday 17 September we attended a fully involved shed fire on Sim Road, Paerata, which required crews from five brigades, central command and Counties Power. The shed suffered significant damage but thankfully no-one was harmed.
We had a callout for a car in a ditch (MVA) on 20 September on Patumahoe Road. Then, on We we had a call out that was a reminder that there is no job too big, or too small, for us to handle. A concerned community member raised the alarm for some ducklings stuck in a drain on Kingseat Road. The ducklings mother was waiting desperately beside the drain, calling to the ducklings who were unable to free themselves. Nine ducklings were rescued and reunited with ‘Mumma Duck’ and their one sibling (one sensible duckling that didn’t get stuck in the drain).
On the Wednesday 27 September we had a callout for another MVA on Patumahoe Road and our final callout for the month was on the Thursday where some trees were on fire on McMiken Road, Waiau Pa.