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Galston Rural Fire Brigade News

AGM and awards

Galston RFB members gathered for their Annual General Meeting recently. It is always an important time for the brigade to come together, share updates from the previous 12-months, vote on administrative and operational roles, and have a general catch-up with everyone involved in the brigade.

It is also a great time to commend the extra effort many of our firies put in every week. The Herb Knight Award represents excellence and quality contribution to the Galston brigade, and it was awarded this year to David Aslin, who joined in 2015. David has really gone the extra mile, putting in hours of hard work and dedication to the station. It is a well-deserved award – congratulations David.

Hosting the Village Firefighter course

Galston RFB recently played host to the latest District Village Firefighter (VF) course at the station and the surrounding local Galston area. The VF course is one of the next steps a crew member may take after completing their initial Bush Firefighter course. VF teaches skills relating to incidents such as motor vehicle accidents, structure fires and car fires. Two Galston members also completed their VF qualification during this course.

Galston member profile

Each month this year the Galston Rural Fire Brigade will feature a short interview with one of our members. It is a great way to discover just how diverse your local fire brigade can be.

May member profile:
Freya Shearer

How long have you been a part of the
Galston Rural Fire Brigade?
18 years.

What is your role there?
At the moment I am a role free crew member but I was the first aid officer for many years.

When you’re not at the brigade, what do you do for a living?
I work for disability services.

What made you join the RFS?
My father had a name tag printed for me.

What makes being part of the RFS so unique?
It is a way to help the community that is really tangible and can be wide reaching.

What is a fond memory you have of your time at the brigade?
Having a family crew, the friendships that get made and the 2001 emergency services parade was pretty special!