Catherine Field Rural Fire Brigade celebrates 50 years
Published Date: 26 Apr 2014
The Catherine Field Rural Fire Brigade has proudly protected the local community since it was first formed in 1964 and today, members gathered to celebrate a milestone anniversary.
NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Assistant Commissioner Bruce McDonald said it is a great honour to be amongst our committed and dedicated volunteers celebrating 50 years of community service.
"We'd like to say a sincere thank you to the volunteers, past and present who have worked tirelessly not only in fire fighting roles, but in community fire education as well as retaining a strong commitment to ongoing training," Assistant Commissioner McDonald said.
"We also recognise this would not be possible without the support of their families and loved ones.
"I know these volunteers will serve their local community for many years to come and will continue to share their experience and firefighting skill both locally and further afield.
"The Catherine Field Brigade is a strong institution in the community and in more recent times this has been reflected by their growing membership numbers.
"Members of this Brigade 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," Assistant Commissioner McDonald said.
"These men and women remain on-hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we are extremely proud and grateful for their contribution."