Port Waikato Fire and Emergency roundup December 2017

December was quite a busy month for us with two major call outs on Christmas Day!  In total for December we had one motor vehicle accident, two fires (one structural and one scrub fire) and four medicals.

Of the seven call outs, three required the Westpac Helicopter as well. This ended our year on 62 call outs which is a high number for us. In comparison January has been a relatively quiet month with only one scrub fire and two medicals. I’m sure the next few months will make up for it! Even with the odd storm, it is still a Restricted fire season—during the restricted fire season, a fire permit is required to light any fire in the open air. Exemptions are:December was quite a busy month for us with two major call outs on Christmas Day!

In total for December we had one motor vehicle accident, two fires (one structural and one scrub fire) and four medicals. Of the seven call outs, three required the Westpac Helicopter as well. This ended our year on 62 call outs which is a high number for us. In comparison January has been a relatively quiet month with only one scrub fire and two medicals. I’m sure the next few months will make up for it!

Even with the odd storm, it is still a Restricted fire season—during the restricted fire season, a fire permit is required to light any fire in the open air. Exemptions are: * Barbeques * Traditional cooking fires * Braziers * Outdoor gas heatersWe’ve done well so far so let’s continue to work together to stop any major scrub fire. Leah Fry

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