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NSW RFS – Captains Flat Brigade (Lake George)

Captains Flat is a small town, located around 60km SE of Canberra. The town has a mining heritage which continues to this day, and a population of 610 in the 2016 census.

Captains Flat brigade was formed in the Yarrowlumla-Queanbeyan fire district in 1952. The local government area is now Queeanbeyan-Palerang following local government changes, and the brigade operates within the Lake George RFS Zone

In October 2019 the brigade’s new station was officially opened, replacing a smaller brick and tile station. The photos below taken in the month prior.

The brigade operate a Category 1 tanker and 2x Category 7 tankers

2019 Fire Station shortly before opening
Superseded Fire Station

The opening of our new brigade station today (26/10/2019)

Posted by Captains Flat Rural Fire Brigade on Saturday, October 26, 2019
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Fire & Rescue NSW. Station 18 – Glebe

The current Glebe Fire Station was built in 1905 and opened in 1906. It initially opened with volunteer firefighters, with full time staff in 1911 following the Fire Brigades Act 1909 and new Board of Fire Commissioners. The station is on the State Heritage Register

In current times, the station is home to a Pumper and an Aerial appliance. A spare aerial appliance is normally housed at the station also.

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Fire & Rescue NSW. Station 16 – Concord


Concord Fire Station is located in Metro East 3 Zone and currently runs a single appliance. The station was opened in 1929 and is located on the corner of Concord and Wellbank Streets, sitting on the edge of the suburb and may technically be located in North Strathfield

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Concord Fire Station
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    Fire & Rescue NSW. Station 15 – Burwood


    Burwood Fire Station is located in Metro East 3 Zone and currently runs a single appliance. Burwood is a Primary Rescue station and run a Rescue Pumper, pictured below.

    In the past they have run a separate Heavy Rescue appliance alongside a Pumper

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    Rescue Pump 15 Proudly sitting on the station apron
    Rescue Pump 15 Proudly sitting on the station apron

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      Fire & Rescue NSW. Station 76 – Bondi

      Fire & Rescue NSW. Station 76 – Bondi.
      Zone – Metro East 1

      Bondi Fire Station is staffed by permanent firefighters, and is a Hazmat Station. They operate a a standard Pumper.

      This 1930 newspaper article, published on Tuesday March 4th described the opening of the station at the time

      BONDI FIRE STATION.The Fire Brigades Board has Just completed the erection of an up-to-date fire station to serve the districts of Bondi, North Bondi, and Rose Bay North. The site is at the corner of Old South Head-road and Gilgandra-street. The building is one of two stories, erected in brick work, with tuckpointed front, and covered with cement slates. On the ground floor there is an engine-room, watchroom, recreation room, and outoffices, also accommodation for five or six men. The officer in charge and his family will occupy the upper floor. The building has been fitted throughout with the most up-to date appliances.

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      FRNSW 76 Fire Station

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      Fire & Rescue NSW. Station 13 – Alexandria

      Fire & Rescue NSW. Station 13 – Alexandria.
      Zone – Metro East 1

      Alexandria Fire Station is staffed by permanent firefighters, and is a Hazmat Station. They operate a Hazmat Pumper and Heavy Hazmat appliance with specialist equipment, and crew with additional training.

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      NSW RFS Cherrybrook Brigade (Hornsby/Ku-Ring-Gai)

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      Cherrybrook Brigade
      Hornsby Ku-ring-gai District
      Region East
      Website: http://cherrybrook.rfsa.org.au/

      Cherrybrook’s website provides a great amount of information on their history, just a snip of which is below.

      Cherrybrook Fire Brigade was officially formed on 29th July 1952, known as the ‘The Hornsby Shire Bush Volunteer Fire Brigade, West Pennant Hills and District’. The brigade changed to its current moniker in 1980. Their website has a very detailed and interesting history of the brigade, with excerpts below:

      The brigade had humble beginnings, it took until 1968 for the first firefighting appliance to arrive – an 80 gallon trailer tanker with petrol pump that was towed by a privately owned tractor. An old currugated iron shed was the brigade’s first fire station in 1971.

      In December 1981, the current station was opened by which time the brigade had a Bedford MFR tanker. Improvements to the station have continued over the years, including remoddelling of the front of the station to allow for larger vehicles (2006), installing air conditioning and a large rainwater tank(2010). Catering Brigade relocated in 2011 to their own building, allowing all 3 vehicles to park in their own bays. Further station renovations commenced in 2011, including meeting room and vehicle bay improvements.

      The Bedford tanker replaced the brigade’s first fire truck, a World War II Chevrolet Blitz Tanker. Following the Bedford, the brigade has operated a number of Isuzu models. Currently the fleet includes a 2008 Model Isuzu Cat 1 tanker, a Personnel Carrier, and a support vehicle carrying additional breathing apparatus and other equipment.

      The brigade published a book of its history: “50 Flamin’ Years” in 2003 following the 50th anniversary and have gone on to celebrate 60 years in 2013

      Since the below photos were taken, Cherrybrook have received new vehicles to replace their Cat 1 Tanker and Cat 17 salvage/support unit.

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      Appliances Bulk Tanker Heavy Tanker Isuzu New South Wales NSW Rural Fire Service Tanker Varley

      NSW RFS – Valley Heights 6 – 2013 Varley build Isuzu

      Service: NSW Rural Fire Service
      Appliance type: Tanker (Cat 6)
      Fleet Number:
      Cab Chassis: Isuzu FVZ 1400
      Body Builder: Varley
      Build Date: 2013
      Registration: NA
      Brigade: Valley Heights
      District: Blue Mountains
      Region: East

      This current standardised version of the Category 6 tanker has been rolled out across the state since the prototype spent time in field over 2012/13. The Cat 6 tanker features a pump essentially the same as a Category 1 tanker, with the addition of a bumber mounted monitor controlled remotely from inside the cab. A water tank of 9000L capacity is roughly double that of a Cat 1 and close to the 11,000L bulk water tankers.
      The features allow for great flexibility and efficiency with a small crew.

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      NSW RFS Valley Heights Cat 6 Tanker

      NSW RFS Valley Heights Cat 6 Tanker


      Alexander Perrie Appliances Isuzu New South Wales NSW Rural Fire Service Tanker

      NSW RFS – Bullawa Eulah 7 (2011)

      Service: NSW Rural Fire Service
      Appliance type: Tanker (Cat 7)
      Fleet Number:
      Cab Chassis: Isuzu
      Body Builder: Alexander Perrie
      Build Date: July 2011
      Registration: NA

      Brigade: Bullawa-Eulah
      District: Narrabri RFD, Namoi/Gwydir Zone
      Region: North

      NSW RFS Bullawa Eulah 7


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      Fire & Rescue NSW. Station 399 – Narrabri

      Narrabri Fire Station is staffed by retained firefighters, running an Isuzu Rescue Pumper (ME487), Isuzu Tanker (ME711) and a Hazmat Van.
      The station is in the Regional North 3 Zone

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      FRNSW 399 Narrabri Fire Station


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