Middle Dural Rural Fire Brigade is one of the oldest in the district, having been formed in 1945. Although our station is in Mid Dural Road, in Hornsby Shire, we are part of the Hills District, mainly caring for the community on the western side of Old Northern Road. You will see us at a wide variety of bush fires, building fires, hazard reductions, motor vehicle accidents and various community events.
We are always happy to welcome new members, or local residents who are curious about what we do and what it’s like inside a working fire station. You may have considered becoming a volunteer fire fighter – please – come and visit, see if you might like to join us (no pressure!). For new people, there is plenty of friendly help and mentoring. You will learn many new skills, including how to look after yourself, your property and animals in a bushfire. You will probably have seen that both men and women are firefighters and hold officer rank in our Brigade
Our formal training is carried out at the Hills District Rural Fire Office in Annangrove Road. There are two Basic Training courses each year in which new volunteers learn the ropes before they get to ‘put the wet stuff on the hot stuff’. Some firefighters are content to stay at basic fire fighter level, however, most do further training to achieve their Advanced Fire Fighting accreditation, leading to Crew Leader accreditation. All this happens in a friendly and supportive environment where your fellow volunteers are keen to make friends, offer encouragement and welcome you to the team. There’s trust and mateship, together with getting to know your community.
If you would like more information, ring our captain, Len Best (0408 220 705) or drop in on training nights on the first Monday every month.