Glenorie RFS

2019/ 2020 Australian Bushfire Season was unlike one we have ever experienced before. Across NSW, many volunteers from the NSW RFS courageously raised their hands to combat these fires whether it was firefighting, catering, communications etc.

Every role in the RFS is equally as important and this month we finally had a chance to recognise the efforts of our members who volunteered and served during the 2019/ 2020 Bushfire Season.

We would like to congratulate the following members who received the National Emergency Medal: Adrian Howie, Andrew McMillan, Bruce Whiteman, Cheryl Watt, Christopher Lawton, Colvin Ellis, Craig Law, Craig Shepherd, Dane Johansen, David Seacy, Diane Coxon-Ellis, Elizabeth Whiteman, Gaynor Derriman, Glynn Lloyd, Heather Seacy, James Pirina, James Wicking, Joe McGrath, Manny Miguel, Mark Bluett, Matthew Lloyd, Michael McKay-Hines, Rod Derriman, Stuart Unsworth and Sylvia Calvert.

We thank you for your continued service in assisting and protecting our community and all communities across NSW.

The brigade would like to extent our gratitude to our supporters at Coles for their generous donation of a $500 Coles gift card to Glenorie Brigade. With this donation, we will buy catering supplies to feed our crew after incident callouts, meetings, and training events. Thanks once again and we appreciate your ongoing support and the support from our community.

Our catering coordinator (Gaynor) receiving the National Emergency Medal.

With winter just around the corner, the use of fireplaces, heaters and electric blankets will become a staple in every household. Here are three simple steps that you can follow today to make sure your smoke alarms are ready to protect yourself and your home.

1. Test that your smoke alarm is working by holding the test button down for 5 seconds until you hear the beeps. If your alarm is not working, replace the batteries or replace the alarm if faulty.

2. Dust off or vacuum your smoke alarms to ensure the build-up of dust is avoided. This will remove any dust or insects and allows for smoke alarms to work effectively.

3. Did you know that smoke alarms have a ten-year life span? If your smoke alarm is older than 10 years make sure you replace your old smoke alarm and ensure any alarms that are installed meet the requirements of Australian Standard AS 3786.

For more information on making your home safer from a house fire, visit the Fire and Rescue NSW – Home Fire Safety website at and download the winter fire safety checklist.

We are always looking for new members to join Glenorie Brigade and we have a wide variety of roles available to suit everyone ranging from firefighting, catering, and administration roles. If you are interested in joining our brigade, contact us on our Facebook page or simply stop in when we are open for a chat. The station is open Monday nights from 7:30pm, and Saturday afternoons from 2pm.

2020 Australian Bushfire Season