NAIDOC Week 2021


At the NSW RFS we're proudly marking NAIDOC Week 2021 to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The NSW RFS is made up of people from many different areas and many walks of life.

One of those people is proud Gomeroi Kamilaroi Gamilaraay man, Mitchum Neave, who joined the NSW Rural Fire Service 9 years ago and has since become Captain of Piallaway Rural Fire Brigade.

He says, "When you see Indigenous people fighting the same fires you are, it makes you stand about another six inches taller because you know the mob's there with you and it's really, really a proud moment.”

To mark NAIDOC Week 2021, Mitchum Neave, along with RFSA Division 10 Chair Mick Miller and their division, put forward an idea for an Indigenous NSW RFS pin that pays respect to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members.

The pin will be available to members over the coming months. Every day across NSW RFS you will find us working side by side, sharing knowledge, experience and culture with Indigenous communities – it's a partnership we should be all be taking the time to celebrate this NAIDOC Week.