IF YOU'VE got a burning desire to learn a new set of skills, make new friends and help protect your community, Captain Darrell Shaw and the other members of Fire and Rescue NSW's Maclean brigade want to hear from you.
Capt Shaw said a few members had left the brigade recently to move to other areas and said the unit was now on a recruitment drive to get numbers back up. He said apart from being a paid role, the job had many other benefits.
"It's just a great organisation to be a part of and the people you'll work with are just tops," Capt Shaw said.
"It can be a demanding job with what we have to do, but over the years I've met some great blokes and ladies in the brigade; you'll make life-long friends."
Capt Shaw said the constant training which covered the gamut from fire and rescue techniques to first aid knowledge, are skills as equally valu- able in everyday life.
He said people interested in joining the brigade needed to live reasonably close to the River St Station (within about a 10km radius), be keen, active, reasonably fit and available to respond to call-outs regardless of the time of day (or night).
Anyone interested can call Capt Shaw on 0427 674 032 for more information.