Eulomogo Rural Fire Brigade celebrates a centenary of service


NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) members will gather in Dubbo later today to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Eulomogo Rural Fire Brigade in the Orana.

NSW RFS Assistant Commissioner Rebel Talbert will join a host of special guests to congratulate members past and present for building up the brigade into the community focal point it is today.

“This brigade has a proud history and has put a lot of effort into developing its members over the years and strengthening its relationship with the community,” Asst. Commissioner Talbert said.

“The brigade was established in 1921 just after the Great War and has been a busy and involved brigade ever since.

Today, the Eulomogo Brigade has 58 members, with an influx of new members being admitted over the 2019/2020 summer.”

“Eulomogo Brigade has always done its part in its community and further afield, helping out during the Black Summer bush fires, and as far as the Snowy Mountains, Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia.”

Assistant Commissioner Talbert said the event was an opportunity to congratulate the brigade on this significant milestone and to thank members for their ongoing commitment and service. During the event, eight long service medals with a combined total of 232 years of service were presented.

“The hard work and professionalism of all NSW RFS members does not go unnoticed and while they do not ask for praise, we should take this milestone to acknowledge their contribution and commitment to their community,” she said.

She said the Orana Team is afforded a world-class level of fire protection due to the experience and dedication of its 60 Rural Fire Brigades which together protect nearly 54,000 people.

“We must also thank the family, friends, employers and colleagues of these and all volunteers. We know it takes their support to help our members do what they do to save lives and property,” Asst. Commissioner Talbert said.

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