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CFS crew seeks help

CFS crew seeks help

An extensive recruitment drive to secure new CFS volunteers has failed to deliver the numbers Angaston captain Travis Zeunert had hoped to achieve.

But Travis is hopeful new members will come forward in time, to assist the crew of 28 who are deployed to various tasks all year round.

“I think everyone is very busy… lifestyle is 24/7 with work and family time,” said Travis, as he takes time out from his family’s business to meet with The Leader.

“In the fire danger season we are vitally important but we also do help out in flooding and are busy during storms.”

As fires burn interstate and homes are destroyed, Travis is calling on locals to seriously consider being a member.

He said while there will always be a crew to attend an incident, it is because surrounding brigades are equipped to back up the Angaston team.

“We are very lucky that within 10 kilometres we have Tanunda, Nuriootpa and Truro… other brigades don’t have that,” said Travis.

“Timelines differ but we always have things in place to have a crew to fill. If we can’t get there in time, another brigade will respond.”

For the full story, grab January 23 edition of The Leader.