Bungendore Rural Fire Brigade celebrates 75 years
Published Date: 06 Dec 2014
The Bungendore Rural Fire Brigade has proudly protected the local community since it was first formed in 1939 and today, members gathered to celebrate a milestone anniversary.
NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers said it is a great honour to celebrate 75 years of community service.
"We'd like to say a sincere thank you to the volunteers and also their families and loved ones for their support," Deputy Commissioner Rogers said.
"The Bungendore Brigade remains a strong institution in the community and I know these volunteers will continue to serve their local community for many years to come."
Deputy Commissioner Rogers said Bungendore Brigade members share their experience and firefighting skill both in their local districts and further afield.
"Members of this Brigade continue to protect their community from bush fire as well as a diverse array of incidents including grass and house fires as well as motor vehicle accidents," Deputy Commissioner Rogers said.
"The hard work and professionalism of the members of the Bungendore Brigade doesn't go unnoticed and this is a great opportunity for the broader community to express their gratitude and say thank you.
"I would like to take this time to praise all our volunteers for their ongoing efforts each and every day, particularly when dealing with emergencies here in the Lake George Zone," said Deputy Commissioner Rogers.
"These volunteers also actively provide community fire education and training sessions whenever possible."
Deputy Commissioner Rogers also presented two Long Service Medals at the ceremony today, held at the Bungendore Rural Fire Brigade Station. Mick Fitzgerald and Andrew Donaldson were both awarded for 10 years of service.