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Artists take to the green despite the rain
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 17 November 2005
It was raining Sunday so the Montville Rural Fire Brigade could relax in the knowledge that there would be no blazes. However something was sizzling.    It was sausages.    And you could smell them a mile away as the firies raised money to help their cause.    The firies set up tent at Artists on the Green, an event organised by the Montville Chamber of Commerce and Montville Community Arts.

Firies' extra duties  Mark Rand, Shane Hansen, Neil Smith,
Ray Franklyn and Mark Roderick fired up the barbecue.
Mark Roderick said the brigade was always welcoming new members, men and women, and urged anyone interested to get in touch.

"People will enjoy the camaraderie, the training is good and we get great satisfaction from the job,"  he said.    "It's a good communityminded activity."

"I'm in my 50s," said Denise Roderick.    "And I find it absolutely fantastic. I get great satisfaction out of learning something new.

It has taught me what to do and what not to do in an emergency.    I was at an accident recently and I was able to act instinctively.    You assess the situation and take action."

 Mark said all training was nationally accredited meaning the same training was conducted and recognised around Australia.

Mark said training took place two nights a month - on the second Monday night of the month and the last Wednesday of the month - but was not compulsory.

Wootha Prize winning artist Gary Lines with his favourite piece at Artists on the Green.

Meanwhile, artists reported a successful day and are keen to hold another event soon.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 September 2006 )
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