Bordertown CFS repair and return siren following Rotary's support

IT'S BACK: Bordertown CFS has recently repaired and re-installed its siren following a donation from Rotary.

IT'S BACK: Bordertown CFS has recently repaired and re-installed its siren following a donation from Rotary.

Bordertown Country Fire Service were happy to once gain support from the Rotary club recently after receiving funds to reinstall a fire siren.

Rotary donated enough funding to employ an electrician and the crane hire to fix the siren and reinstall it.

Ciampa Engineering and Crane Hire Ricky Ciampa, plus James Verco from Verco Electrical worked together to fix and reinstall the siren.

The Chronicle spoke with Bordertown CFS captain Deane Carter, who explained how the organisation had to take down their original siren after it failed.

The emergency fixture was temporarily replaced, however was not adequate for the service and the town.

"This was only a temporary solution and we were always going to be putting this one back up," Mr Carter explained.

"Rotary heard about our issues with it and said that they would like to help out and we said thank you very much."

The siren has now been reinstated three quarters of the way up the tower in its original position.

Rotary came to learn about the organisation's problem at one of their meetings, as the CFS group officer was speaking as a special guest at the gathering.

Our sincere thanks goes out to the Rotary club for helping funding and reinstalling.

CFS captain Deane Carter

He received some feedback from the members about how they had not been able to hear the siren as well as they used to.

The group officer explained the situation and the members were quick to offer their help, donating about $1100 to assist them in resolving the problem.

"Our sincere thanks goes out to the Rotary club for helping funding and reinstalling," Mr Carter said.

Mr Carter continued by explaining that the team will be using the siren during the bushfire season to draw people's attention to issues occurring in the area.

The CFS team hopes that residents will turn to their radio or other forms of media to learn about what issues are currently ensuing within their district.

The captain finished by outlining how the siren will be sounded during their training sessions on Monday nights.

"The training sessions probably will not be run at the moment due to COVID-19, however, when we do train on a Monday night, we will let it go for three rings - our training sessions are run every week at 7.30pm."

Bordertown CFS encourages everyone to visit the CFS website to understand what they need to do to organise a bushfire action plan at their home and property.