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Last Meeting: Tony Keil & Red Watch - Avalon Fire Station
Ryan, Leigh, President Pat, Tom Keil (speaker) & Chris
There are five permanent fire stations in Hutt Valley, 80 permanent staff and 160 volunteers.  They work 2 daytime shifts, 2 nighttime shifts and have 4 days off - this helps with their normal family life.  Each station has its own team culture, with a family type atmosphere and environment.  There are 5-6% female permanent staff and 12% of females are volunteers.
Only 2-5% of time is fire responses, there are lots of commercial false alarms.  Other special services include, mountain rescue, water rescue, urban rescue car crashes, use of their cutting gear, etc.  Today, the fire service is often the "first responder", handing over to the police or ambulance when they arrive.
In a typical scenario a fire can get well established in three minutes and it takes seven minutes for a fire engine to arrive in an urban area like Hutt Valley.  Obviously it's very different in country areas.
They will also come and do a home safety check, looking for risks and make recommendations.  If there is a fire and insurance is involved there will be questions such as if there a fire alarm, or was it preventable.  They'll work alongside insurance assessors who will do more specialised forensic examinations.

 Week's Parting Thought:

"Firefighters never die.  They just burn forever in the hearts of the people whose lives they have saved." ~ Anon

Bulletin Contribution

Past President 2005-2006
I was very privileged to have been President of Eastern Hutt Rotary Club 2005/06 and recall some of the highlights of that year.

Rostered Duties & Responsibilities:

Please study and plan ahead, especially if you are on duty to write a Bulletin Contribution.  A reminder that it's also your responsibility to find a replacement if you are unable to fulfill your duty.
Nov 12, 2018
The role of volunteers at Te Omanga.
Nov 19, 2018
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Upcoming Events
The Long Walk Home
Kennedy Good Bridge
Nov 11, 2018
11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Board Meeting
Nov 12, 2018
Club Presidential Nomination committee convenes
Avalon Parvilion
Nov 19, 2018
Christmas Trailer Raffle commences
Queensgate Shopping Centre
Nov 24, 2018
Club Forum Assembly
Avalon Parvilion
Nov 26, 2018
Rotary Brunch
Norma Blue Cafe
Dec 06, 2018
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Club Christmas function
Avalon Parvilion
Dec 10, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
General Notices:
* Membership Month - November: Don't forget next week is the start of Membership Month!  Please start thinking.... 
* Vocal FX Concert - Saturday 3rd November: Lower Hutt Rotary have a fundraising concert by this outstanding barbershop group. Details are HERE.
* The Long Walk Home - Sunday 11th November: If you're a keen walker, or would love to help out as a Marshall, this event is for you!  Details HERE.
* Funds Raised: Sergeants Session - $131.00; Trailer Raffle Donations - $390.00
Various Rotary Links
Risk Management Manual
9940 District Website
District Activity & Training Programmes
RI Convention - Toronto
General Info
Civil Defence site
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