A major upgrade of the Glenhaven Rural Fire Station has been given the green light, with Hills Shire Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne describing it as a win for the community.
More than $200,000 has been committed to the project from the NSW Rural Fire Service, Council and generous donations from members of the community at several fundraising events including the Glenhaven Christmas Carols.
The upgrade will provide increased clearance and additional space to cater for the station needs and larger sized vehicles. The Glenhaven Brigade will be better equipped to service the growing community well into the future.
Mayor Byrne said that The RFS was one of the most important organisations in The Hills.
“The expression ‘face the fire’ is often used to describe someone who is confronting a major threat and our RFS volunteers do exactly that when they put their lvies on the line to protect us,” Mayor Byrne said.
“Not only do they risk their lives but they do so out of their own time, outside of working hours when they would usually be with their family.”
“Council is proud to contribute to the upgrade of the RFS Station at Glenhaven and we hope this better enables them to fight fires in the future.”