THANK YOU RFS FOR PROVIDING FANTASTIC CATERING FACILITIES!
Today marks 1 week Bathurst RRT have been set up at Perthville Base Camp NSW.
After kicking off for two days on a temporary site, RRT have now enjoyed a week of preparing and serving over 1700 hot meals for Rural Fire Service crews in a fully transportable commercial style kitchen provided on site by the Rural Fire Service.
These fantastic facilities include a huge stainless steel double sink, prep benches, huge warmers and a massive multifunction oven, also mobile gas burner cooktops, 2 self-contained hand washing sink units, a large Bane Marie, and huge BBQ plates.
This was backed up by a giant refrigerated container and complemented with a fridge and freezer trailer, second Bain Marie unit, 4 commercial deep fryers and hooded BBQ’s organized by the Bathurst Rapid Relief Team to help feed the hungry crews.
RRT has three rotating shifts throughout the day between 4.30am -11pm. Usually 9 – 12 volunteers are hard at it on each rostered shift, all enjoying working with the great equipment available.
Top Marks RFS!!
Today 301 meals were served between breakfast, lunch & dinner shifts.
The firies enjoyed a feast tonight: 30kg Beef, 10 Litres Gravy, 200 Baked Potatoes, 14Kg Peas,
12Kg Carrots, Savoury Muffins, Bread Rolls & Greek Salad!
The RRT and firies stretched some muscles playing cricket in spare time between shifts. Before long the RFS were back in the trucks, concentrating on mopping up hot spots and strengthening containment lines at the Hell’s Hole fire burning five kilometres south west of Trunkey. Over the weekend after successful back burning, perimeter of the fire, which had burnt through 2800 hectares of land, was 50 kilometres long.