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NSW RFS – Mandemar Brigade (Southern Highlands)

Mandemar Brigade is located in the Southern Highlands RFS area, located to the North-West of the Hume Highway, and to the South of the expansive wilderness areas stretching north to the Blue Mountains.

The brigade operates from 2 separate Fire Stations, located on Joadja and High Range roads.

NSW RFS Mandemar Brigade - High Range Fire Station
Mandemar Brigade – High Range Fire Station
NSW RFS Mandemar Brigade - Joadja Fire Station
Mandemar Brigade – Joadja Fire Station
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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Superseded Fire Station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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      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.

      More photos of Valley Heights Brigade

      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

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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


      Appliances Fire & Rescue NSW Isuzu Mills Tui New South Wales Tanker

      Fire & Rescue NSW – ME711 – Isuzu Tanker by Mills Tui

      Service – NSW Fire & Rescue
      Appliance type – Tanker
      Fleet number – ME711
      Cab Chassis – Isuzu
      Body Builder – Mills Tui
      Registration – BE21HU

      Built by Mills Tui in June 2010, this tanker has served at 399 Narrabri since commissioning

      FRNSW Media Release

      New $400,000 fire engine for Narrabri

      Published: 10th September 2010

      The fire and emergency protection of residents and businesses in Narrabri has been boosted with the delivery of a new $400,000 fire engine to local firefighters, Barwon MLC”, Christine Robertson, said today.

      “The Keneally Government is continuing to provide our firefighters with modern and safe vehicles for their vital work to protect NSW families,” Ms Robertson said.

      “This new vehicle, which was delivered to Narrabri Fire Station this month, is part of the largest roll-out of new and upgraded fire engines in the NSW Fire Brigades’ history.

      “The Narrabri firefighters do an extraordinary job in protecting their community and this new fire tanker will help them perform even more effectively.”

      “This multi-purpose vehicle’s features include four-wheel drive for fires in difficult terrain and a water protection system operated from the cabin to help ensure the safety of the crew.”

      Minister for Emergency Services, Steve Whan, said the specialist vehicle had been designed and built for responding to a range of emergencies including building, bush and grass fires, road accidents and chemical spills.

      “These new tankers can be configured as a standard tanker or a hazardous materials or rescue unit to improve our firefighters’ capacity to respond to all types of emergencies,” Mr Whan said.

      “The Government’s record $972 million 2010/11 emergency services budget included $637 million for the NSWFB, providing $18 million to continue updating its fleet with more than 35 new fire engines and specialised vehicles.

      “It can pump 1900 litres of water a minute from its tank, which carries up to 2700 litres of water and can also operate from hydrants. It is also equipped with special fire fighting foam and meets strict emission standards.”

      NSWFB Commissioner Greg Mullins said the new vehicle would enhance the response capability of firefighters in the Narrabri district.

      “The 19 firefighters stationed at Narrabri Fire Station responded to 139 emergency calls in 2009/10 and were also actively involved in educating the community about fire safety throughout the year.

      “Fleet upgrades such as this ensure that our firefighters have the best equipment and the latest technology to ensure the safety and protection of local communities,” Commissioner Mullins said.

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      FRNSW T399 Narrabri (ME711)

      FRNSW T399 Narrabri (ME711)


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