Betty's Bay Volunteer Fire Fighters
A subsidiary of Bettys Bay Ratepayers Association
The Bettys Bay Volunteer Fire Fighters, as their name implies, is served by members of their organisation who are passionate about this form of community involvement by giving of their time in acting as a first response to fires in our area and thereafter if needed will back up other fire fighting organisations operating in our area.
Additionally, as is perhaps not widely known, they also assist when fires occur in other areas of Overstrand and in some cases go outside our area.
Because of the dangers inherent in their calling it is imperative that they also receive the relevant training in dealing with fires. Volunteers can not assist when they have not received the necessary training for their own safety's sake.
A Magnificent Response
You will recall the request for donations two to three months ago in respect of the fire fighters towards uniforms, equipment etc. As you can appreciate equipment is damaged and needs replacement when fighting fires and our volunteers need uniforms inclusive of protective gear.
This request yielded a magnificent response from residents/property owners and as at 30 April 2015 a total of R93,450-00 was donated by 91 persons or organisations. These funds are held in the BBRA’s bank account and are ring fenced to be used specifically for the needs of the fire fighters. Expenditure will be strictly controlled to ensure that it is used for the purpose intended.
As a matter of interest there were a few deposits to our account which were obviously meant for the fire fighters usage but did not identify the donor. We would like to acknowledge these donors and therefore request them to E-Mail the writer giving their names and erf numbers so we can acknowledge same. These deposits were as follows:
- 05-03-2015 R 3000-00 Ref. Fire And Rescue In BBVCFF
- 09-03-2015 R 500-00 Ref. BBVCFF
- 31-03-2015 R 5000-00 Ref. ABSA Bank BBVCFF
Once again thank you for your willingness to provide financial assistance as well as the back up of food and drink provided to the fire fighters during the recent conflagration.