There is no pay, there are very few accolades, and this voluntary work is usually done on top of other work and family commitments. Though all members of the brigade are appreciated, both new members and those who are more experienced, we are delighted to shine a light on those that demonstrate they have given generously of themselves to the cause of the RFS.
Ron Major is one such member who was recently awarded his Long Service 2nd clasp for 32 years service with the NSW RFS and the National Medal 1st clasp for above and beyond service to the community over 25 years. Ron was integral in the building of the Glenorie fire station and served in various capacities including as Deputy Captain, Senior Deputy Captain, Captain, Training Officer and Community engagement Officer of Glenorie Brigade.
Thirty-two years of service is a huge undertaking for one person, but Ron gratefully acknowledged the work was not done alone, and that tremendous support from those within the brigade made it possible to accomplish such work.
Thank you Ron, for your dedication.
The weather is cooling a little and now is a good time to re-evalute your fire plans.
Would you like some guidance on preparing for next fire season? Do you want to learn how to protect your house and property? Or maybe you would like to learn how to operate that fire pump you bought? Then come and see us at Glenorie fire station and let us know how we can help you. Better yet, why not consider joining the Rural Fire Service?
We are currently looking for volunteers to join us as new recruits. If you are a Glenorie resident and willing to undergo training, please come and discuss with us how you can become a part of Glenorie Fire Brigade.