President:

Peter Anderson

 

Captain:

Danielle Brice

 

Deputy Captain

Judy Moore

 

Secretary/Treasurer

Michael Lane

 

Contact Details

Danielle Brice

   0437 706 641

Michael Lane

   0438 615 161

 

 

    Eurobodalla Volunteer Operations Support

While active fire fighters and their trucks are more often than not seen as the common image of the RFS, there is also a need for properly skilled volunteers to deal with the wide range of support activities to ensure optimal delivery of fireground activities. This is where EVOS comes in. The Eurobodalla Volunteer Operations Support Brigade is more commonly known in the district as EVOS.

EVOS Brigade members do "ICS for IMTs" (Incident Control System for Incident Management Teams), working in a Fire Control Centre. Most of the work is operating radios, scribing messages, maintaining records of truck and crew movements, and general assistance with operations including telephones. This is done mostly during big fires such as section 44's, but they also do radio control work for smaller fires, emergencies, brigade exercises, and large hazard reductions in local brigade areas.


EVOS has a brigade structure with a President, Captain, Deputy Captain, Secretary and Treasurer. EVOS meets at the Eurobadalla Fire Control Centre in Moruya. These are generally held at 6.00pm on the first Monday of most months. Training is also conducted on a regular basis.


The EVOS Brigade members are from all over the Eurobodalla Shire and while many also belong to an operational brigade, some are members of EVOS only.


The brigade is ideal for firefighters who want to stop climbing on a big red truck and who are physically finding it difficult to fight fires but want to continue their volunteer work with the RFS. It is also an ideal way for people who want to help local volunteers but feel they are unable to "put on the yellow" and fight fires directly. Administrative skills, planning skills, IT skills and office management skills are all used by EVOS members.


If you are interested in joining EVOS it would be best to contact one of the Malua Bay Brigade executives who can refer you to an EVOS member


Our EVOS members get called upon to work in Fire Control Centres throughout NSW during Section 44 fires, such as this year in Bega for the Tathra and Yankees Gap fires.

 
The attached photos were taken when we were operating in the Bega Fire Control Centre.

Update December 2018