We wish to address all contingents attending this year's reunion on the issue of safety and the reality of fire prevention prior to coming to this year's reunion.
- Please ensure that all of the equipment that you intend to use at the reunion for cooking has already been pre-tested prior to setting up at the reunion. Last year we encountered several contingents that had very poorly maintained cooking equipment and this cost you time set backs on when you could start to cook. Some of you did not have any spare equipment and had to run into town to procure whatever you were required to get. This setback can be avoided by thoroughly checking your equipment first.
- When planning for the Reunion, do not forget to plan for safety. Included in the equipment your Contingent needs to bring are certified fire extinguishers and/or pails for water.
Each contingent is asked to appoint, or vote, or delegate a fire safety officer.
- Last year we ran into several contingents where they didn't even know who the person was, let alone was he/she there to sign off on the inspection.
- Please ensure that your delegated fire officer is on the "first to arrive in crew". This helps to speed things up when getting your equipment checked out by us.
Please watch for our people wearing the red fireman's helmets.