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Lend a hand this Easter in Mallacoota

Lend a hand this Easter in Mallacoota

CFA is calling for interested members headed to Mallacoota this coming Easter to lend a hand in the Vols on Hols program as tens of thousands of visitors are set to make their way to the region.
Following a successful summer campaign which saw 21 CFA members based in the area participate in the initiative, local members are enlisting further help to respond to the anticipated influx of call outs come the end of  March.
CFA deputy chief officer south east, Trevor Owen, said while it has been a quieter bushfire season than usual across East Gippsland due to regular rain events, it has subsequently assisted in the implementation and learning of this new pilot program.
"We've provided an additional tanker to Mallacoota given the increased number of volunteers, and it has been of great benefit to the community," Trevor said.
"Some of the involved visiting members have also taken up the opportunity to actively participate in brigade training as well."

IMAGE: Alongside local volunteers, Hazelwood North Fire Brigade Vols on Hols participant, Ray Beaton, joined Cann Valley Fire Brigade in a combined session, running through advanced pumping activities and attack and boosting drills for a car fire.

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