CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVID STOCKMAN
David has been involved in the brigade for over 38 years and in that time he has been an incredibly valuable and noteworthy part of the Galston team.
Last month he was awarded the Galston Rotary Club’s ‘Quiet Achiever’ award. It was great to see David get some formal recognition for all the dedication and hard work he puts into the brigade. Particularly this year as it is the brigade’s 75th anniversary and David has been putting in extra effort into assembling a detailed compilation of our brigade’s history.
Galston’s finest firies were kept extremely busy with the super-storm that hit Sydney mid-June. It was all hands on deck as the rain and destruction hit the city, with both heavy vehicles and the PC assisting the SES with storm damage across the whole Hornsby Kur-ring-gai area.
Many incidents the Galston Rural Fire Brigade respond to are motor vehicle accidents. The Galston crew responded to this crash on Mid Dural Road recently. Luckily the driver in this crash managed to walk away with only minor injuries…but it serves as an important reminder to take care on the roads.
As a reminder to all residents: permits for pile burns are required ALL year-round. Also, during the ‘Bush fire Danger Period’ your local Rural Fire Brigade may need to inspect the pile before a permit is issued.
Hills residents need to contact The Hills District Rural Fire Service directly on 9654 1244 to obtain a fire permit.
Hornsby residents can contact Hornsby Council on 9847 6853 to apply for a permit. The council will also liaise with the Rural Fire Service on your behalf.
BRIGADE CONTACT DETAILS:
Duty mobile: 0491 119 152
Email: [email protected]