Galston Rural Fire Brigade turns 75
Last month the Galston Rural Fire Brigade celebrated 75 years of service to the community with a magnificent anniversary dinner at the Galston Community Centre.
It was a wonderful evening for old mates to reconnect, honour our Life Members, award long service medals, and reflect back on the brigade’s long and impressive history.
We would like to thank everyone who attended and helped make the night a roaring success, including our MC Tim Webster, NSWRFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, Hornsby Mayor Steve Russell, Local MP Matt Kean, and all our Life Members and former Captains.
Midweek structure fire
This week the brigade was paged to a house fire on Galston Road, near Middle Dural Road. On arrival the Galston crew faced near zero visibility across Galston Road with a thick column of smoke under heavy winds. This was immediately made worse by a running 100 x 100m Grass Fire also on the property.
The brigade manage to turnout both our brigade appliances and 11 brigade officers and members to this incident and provided substantial breathing apparatus (BA) manpower while also holding a number of incident command positions.
Due to the asbestos environment of the structure our BA operators needed to be decontaminated and all their gear taken away for thorough cleaning.
Amazing turn out by our firies – especially for a mid-week call!
BRIGADE CONTACT DETAILS:
Duty mobile: 0491 119 152
Email: [email protected]