Bolwarra-Largs Rural Fire Brigade celebrates 50th year
Published Date: 08 Dec 2018
NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) members today gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bolwarra-Largs Rural Fire Brigade (RFB) and honour its members for their long-standing dedication and commitment to protecting the community.
Taylor Martin MLC and NSW RFS Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers congratulated members, past and present, for building the Bolwarra-Largs RFB into the community institution it is today.
“This brigade, formed back in 1968, has a proud and diverse history of community service and spirit,” Mr Martin said.
“Originally founded by the needs of local families protecting their properties after a fire that threatened the local village, this brigade has grown through the years with more members and a larger area to protect.
“Today, the brigade continues to respond to a range of emergencies including bush and grass fires as well as structure fires and motor vehicle accidents, while also lending a helping hand at community events and supporting local residents as they prepare for the fire season.”
Deputy Commissioner Rogers said the Bolwarra-Largs 50th anniversary was a great opportunity for the service and community to say thank you to all volunteer members.
“The hard work and professionalism of NSW RFS members does not go unnoticed, and while celebrating this milestone for the brigade, we should also acknowledge the hard work, dedication and spirit of its members,” Deputy Commissioner Rogers said.
“The Lower Hunter District is afforded a world-class level of fire protection due to the experience and dedication of its 44 Rural Fire Brigades, and we cannot thank them enough for their ongoing efforts.
“We must also thank the family, friends and colleagues of these and all volunteers, we know it takes their support and patience as well to help RFS members do what they do.”
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