As most of you will have seen, work on the new fire station build got underway as soon as we shifted to Level 3, with some 650 plus poles being driven into the site area. This is a requirement for a Level 4 building designed to withstand earthquakes. As this area is now a construction site, please do not enter the fenced area. Lake Ōkāreka Rural Fire is looking forward to being able to resume our normal operations in the not too distant future.
Unfortunately, the annual Sky Tower Firefighter Stair Climb due to take place in May has been deferred but this may be able to take place later in the year. In the meantime, we wish the families within the Lake Ōkāreka and wider Rotorua community all the best as we move out of lockdown and start rebuilding our local economy. Supporting local business has never been more important.
If you have been thinking about joining, please come down to the fire station at 7:30pm on a Wednesday night when we do training or phone me on 3628874. You can also go to our website: www.okarekaruralfire.com for more information.
We wish the community all the best for a safe winter.