Medal honours for Maimuru Brigade at station opening


Maimuru Rural Fire Brigade has been officially re-opened at a ceremony held to mark the completion of a $234,000 upgrade and celebrate the service of NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers.

Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke today joined RFS Assistant Commissioner Ben Millington to unveil the refurbished facilities and present National Emergency Medals and Long Service Medals to Brigade members.

“The 14 volunteers being recognised today have a combined 420 years of service, including two men who have volunteered for more than six decades,” Ms Cooke said.

“It is humbling to meet people who dedicate so much of their life to helping others and I know our community is so grateful that we can call on you in times of need.”

The $234,000 upgrade means the Maimuru Road site now boasts a two-bay station, multipurpose room, industrial grade carpet, a new security system and a garage to house Category 2 and Category 7 fire trucks.

NSW RFS Assistant Commissioner Millington said the fire station upgrade had been a passion project for members of the Maimuru Brigade.

“Over the years, many of the brigade members would hold raffles and other fundraising activities to raise funds to purchase resources to complement the station,” Assistant Commissioner Millington said.

“It is so fitting to be able to present these medals that recognise their dedication to the Service in the station they helped create. These volunteers should be very proud of their efforts.”

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