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NSW RFS – Bungonia Brigade (Southern Tablelands)

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Bungonia Brigade
Southern Tablelands Zone, Goulburn-Mulwaree District

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NSW RFS Bungonia Fire StationGoulburn Mulwaree District - Photo March 2013


NSW RFS Bungonia Fire StationGoulburn Mulwaree District- Photo March 2013


NSW RFS Bungonia Fire StationGoulburn Mulwaree District - Photo March 2013


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NSW RFS – Yetholme Brigade (Chifley Lithgow)

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Yetholme Brigade
Chifley-Lithgow Zone, Bathurst District

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NSW RFS Yetholme Fire Station


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Rye CFA (Victoria)

Rye is located on the Mornington Peninsula, almost due south from Melbourne CBD. The town has both a bayside beach in Port Phillip Bay, and an oceanside beach.

Rye is a volunteer brigade and has been operating since 1948. They run 2 pumpers and a tanker, and recently took delivery of a support vehicle “Rye Car”

CFA Rye Fire Station
Rye Fire Station
CFA Rye Fire Station
Rye Tanker and Pumper 1

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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 – 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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NSW RFS – Regentville Brigade (Cumberland Zone)

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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


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NSW RFS – Scotland Island Brigade (Northern Beaches)

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Scotland Island Brigade
Warringah – Pittwater District
Region East
Established: 1955

Scotland Island is located in Pittwater, just off Church Point in Sydney’s Northern Beaches area. The island is about 1km across, and can only be accessed by boat, either a ferry from Church Point or on private vessels. The island is a mixture of residential and bushland areas.

Due to this isolated nature, the Brigade fulfils more than just a typical Rural Fire Brigade role. In conjuntion with NSW Ambulance Service, the brigade provide a Community First Responder service for medical emergencies. Members are trained to a higher level than the typical first aid training and provide initial medical response, either transporting patients to awaiting road Ambulance or until Paramedics can attend the scene.

The brigade are equipped with a mix of equipment in addition to a standard fire tanker. The brigade run a Category 7 (medium) tanker, Category 9 (light) appliance, Personnel carrier and a boat. They also have a large cache of portable pumps, extra hoses and other handy equipment to fight fires around the island.

Being one of the few brigades equipped with a boat and ancillary equipment in the area, they are often called upon to assist with fires on and around the entire Pittwater and surrounding waterways.

Scotland Island brigade was formed in 1955 by local residents, with their current Fire Station built in 1991.

Website: http://www.sirfb.org.au/

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NSWRFS Scotland Island Fire StationPhoto August 2013

NSWRFS Scotland Island Fire StationPhoto August 2013


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