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Fire Station New South Wales NSW Rural Fire Service

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

NSW Rural Fire Service
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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Fire & Rescue NSW Fire Station New South Wales

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


Fire Station MFB Melbourne Victoria

MFB Melbourne – FS2 West Melbourne

The current West Melbourne Fire Station in Batman Street opened in August 1964, replacing the 1919 station in William Street.

The Station is located within Central District (based at FS1 Eastern Hill) and operates 2 Pumpers.

At last check, pumpers assigned to FS 2 were:
MFB Car 63, a Mark 5 Scania
MFB Car 37, a Mark 5 Scania – seen in this post sporting a ‘Mo’ for movember: MFB Car 037 at FS2

Fire Station New South Wales NSW Rural Fire Service

NSW Rural Fire Service – Regentville Brigade (Cumberland Zone)

NSW Rural Fire Service
Regentville Brigade
Cumberland Zone (inc Fairfield, Penrith, Blacktown)
Region East

Regentville brigade was formed in 1951, and is located alongside the Cumberland Zone Fire Control Centre with District staff, communications and support functions. FRNSW Regentville Fire Station is also located next-door to the Cumberland Fire Control Centre.

The brigade is a Village 2 classified brigade and has a broad fleet including a Pumper, 2x Cat 1 Tankers, Boat and Personnel Carrier

Website: http://regentvillerfb.com/

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NSWRFS Regentville Fleet


WA Fire & Rescue Service – Murdoch Station (relocated O’Connor Station)

Service – Fire & Rescue Service WA
Crewing – 2 crews of Station Officer + 3 firefighters. 1 crew for the Pump and Light Tanker, second crew for SET
Opened – September 2005
Location – Murdoch was a brand new station, opened in 2005 to replace the former O’Connor station. The O’Connor station and yard has been incorporated into the O’Connor workshops.

Vehicles – O’Connor station ran a Medium Pumper and Light Tanker. With the move to the new Murdoch station, a new Specialised Equipment Tender was added to fleet.

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Murdoch FRS Fire StationMurdoch FRS Fire Station

July 2005

Murdoch FRS Fire StationMurdoch FRS Fire Station

July 2005


WAFB Cannington Station (former)

This former WA Fire Brigades station in Cannington is now a home, but its heritage is proudly displayed.

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Old Cannington Fire StationOld Cannington Fire Station. Now a home.Photo March 2009

Old Cannington Fire StationOld Cannington Fire Station. Now a home.Photo March 2009


WA Fire & Rescue Service – Kensington Station

Service – Fire & Rescue Service WA
Crewing – Standard outstation – 1 Station Officer & 3 Firefighters
Formed –
Location – George St, Kensington

Vehicles – Heavy Pumper (HP23), Light Tanker

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Kensington FRS Fire StationKensington FRS Fire StationApril 2004


WA Fire & Rescue Service – Malaga Station

Service – Fire & Rescue Service WA
Crewing – Career: Station Officer & 3 firefighters for Pump & Light Tanker, and 2 firefighters for the Urban Tanker
Formed –
Location – Malaga Industrial area

Vehicles – Malaga run as standard a Medium Pump, Light Tanker, 2.4 Urban Tanker (UT93). They also have a POD Transporter on station with a number of PODs for specialist responses.

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Malaga FRS Fire StationMalaga FRS Fire Station

April 2004


WA Fire & Rescue Service – Midland Station

Service – Fire & Rescue Service WA
Crewing – Career: Standard outstation – Station Officer & 3 firefighters
Formed –
Location – The current midland station replaced a station on Great Eastern Highway. The former station was still in use by project staff from FESA/DFES

Vehicles – Urban Pumper, Light Tanker. Midland also has run an additional light tanker or urban tanker during bushfire season with additional crewing for this.

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WA Fire & Rescue Service – Maddington Station

Service – Fire & Rescue Service WA
Crewing – Career: Standard outstation – Station Officer & 3 firefighters, additional 2 firefighters to staff Urban Tanker when allocated
Formed –
Location – Albany Highway, Maddington

Vehicles – Medium Pump (MP73), Light Tanker and has recently been allocated an Urban Tanker through the Summer period

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Maddington FRS Fire StationMaddington FRS Fire StationJune 2004


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