Newspaper Article 2013 – Graham Arthur

Graham Arthur
HEALTH AND WELFARE

Mr Arthur has been a member of the Haumoana Volunteer Fire Brigade since 1988 and he had attended over 80% of all emergency calls during that time. He had shown exceptional commitment training to the point where he progressed though the fire service ranks to become station officer at Haumoana.

The volunteer brigade was unique because it was responsible for the water tanker during emergencies which were attended by the Hastings Emergency Management team.

The brigade also attended emergencies with St John Ambulance from Awatoto in the north through to Karamu Creek and Red Bridge in the south, and to Cape Kidnappers. The volunteers attended over 150 emergency related calls in 2012, and Mr Arthur was among those at the forefront of responding at each of these situations.

During the storm that devastated the coastal area of Hastings District in April 2011, Mr Arthur went to the aid of the elderly in Te Awanga, helping clean up the damage and ensuring their safety.

He was a foundation member of the Haumoana/Te Awanga Civil Defence Committee which aimed to ensure the community was prepared in the event of an emergency.

Since becoming a volunteer, Mr Arthur had shown exceptional commitment to the Haumoana Volunteer Fire Brigade and the community.

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29 May 2013

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