Rural Fire Brigade - 2ST

Fire truck decorating comp in Burradoo

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Local residents are being invited to the Fire and Rescue NSW and Rural Fire Service annual fire truck decorating competition.

It's all taking place at Eridge Park in Burradoo on Saturday at 10am.

Duty Commander for the Southern Highlands Bruce Dowling said this is the second year that the competition is being held.

"It's a community event and a great opportunity for local residents to come down a meet their local firefighters who are there to serve the community,

"They can get some safety tips to makesure their house and families are safe,"Mr. Dowling said.

Image: Fire & Rescue NSW Mittagong

 

Prestigous award for Buxton playground

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Wollondilly Council has picked up a prestigious award for its work on the ‘Telopea Park RFS Fire Truck Memorial Playground at Buxton.

The project was been named Parks and Leisure Australia's Best Regional/Rural Industry Contribution Award Winner.

It was built in honour of Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew Dwyer who lost their lives in the Green Wattle Creek fire.

It was officially opened in December last year, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison in attendance.

Image: Buxton Rural Fire Service 

RFS called to a series of Shoalhaven fires on the weekend

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A busy weekend for Rural Fire Brigade volunteers in the Shoalhaven.

They attended eight callouts on Saturday.. including one to a house fire on Browns Mountain Road.

Then it was all hands on deck for a grass fire in Nowra yesterday afternoon.

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Volunteer RFS from Shoalhaven Heads, West Nowra, Greenwell Point and Callala Bay all attended a fire running through long, thick grass in an area they say was difficult to access.

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However they say they were able to bring it under control quickly before it threatened nearby homes.

Photos: Shoalhaven Heads RFS

Wreck Bay Rural Fire Brigade indigenous artwork connecting community

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Wreck Bay Rural Fire Fighters are connected culturally to the land and sea and now their fire trucks carry images of their Indigenous heritage.

The artwork is a collaboration between Sydney-based artist Nikita Ridgeway, of Boss Lady Design and Communications, and brigade members.

Wreck Bay RFS community engagement officer Jackson Brown inspired the design artwork and said "The artwork tells the community story."

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Jackson said, "The hands represent the people of the community, and the dots surrounding it represent the Wreck Bay community members, past, present, and future.

He said, "The large black dots and flames represent the Black Summer Bushfires and communities in NSW that were impacted by the bushfires.

"The blue represents the waters around the Bherwerre Peninsula," he said.

Jackson said, "There are also sea creatures that are on, and they represent our cultural connection as Wreck Bay people."

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"The Community's Rural Fire Brigade is stationed on aboriginal land in the Jervis Bay territory and is owned and managed by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Council and the vehicles represent their community and culture whenever it rolls out on a job," Jackson said.

Images: Jackson Brown