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« on: December 09, 2006, 06:17:30 AM »
 


Hi People.
 My name is Allan.
 I have been a member for 27 yrs. I joined the EFS mid 1979. Joined because my Father, Uncle and Grandfather were also members.

I am at present the Captain of the Port Elliot brigade. Over the years I have held every position in the brigade at sometime or another.

 I am the last original member of the original CFS Group (Mundoo Group - formally Goolwa & Districts Group) still holding a position in the Group. Have held a position in the group ever since it was formed in 1987. (Equipment Officer for 17 yrs & Logistics for 5 yrs.)

When I joined we had a Blitz truck and a trailer pump. We progressed to a c-1300 International and a D-1410 international in the early 80's. We eventually obtained a 24 & 34 hino which are the current appliances being used.

My 1st fire was at Deep Creek in Dec 1979. I have been involved in nearly every major tasking including both Ash Wednesdays in 1980 & 83.
I have no plans to retire from the brigade or group, nor do I plan on any ranking above captain.

My Grandfather was the person who decided to encourage Port Elliot to form a registered Fire Service.He, at that time was a fire supervisor for the district.
We formed in 1958, but the town had a trailer pump before that date. The trailer pump was purchased in 1948 from the Civil Defence in Keswick.

Hope I have not bored you.

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Re: aust_fire1 intro
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2006, 08:28:50 AM »
welcome and enjoy the ride,so hows SAM LAWSON going ???
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Re: aust_fire1 intro
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2006, 08:48:48 AM »
Yes, Sam is going ok...He is my 3rd Lieutenant & OH&S

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Re: aust_fire1 intro
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2006, 10:17:59 AM »
tell him blinky says gday
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Re: aust_fire1 intro
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2006, 05:41:56 PM »
Will do..He is a great member