Gunbar Rural Fire Brigade welcomes new station
Published Date: 20 Oct 2019
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Gunbar Brigade is welcoming a $200,000 investment in the MIA District with the official opening of their new station.
NSW RFS Senior Assistant Commissioner Bruce McDonald will attend the official opening to inspect the brigade’s new home and thank volunteers for their ongoing commitment to the MIA District area and the Service.
“This new station will provide enhanced support to volunteers as well as the communities they protect,” Senior Assistant Commissioner McDonald said.
“The facility will further help members of the Gunbar Brigade assist with vehicle housing, brigade training and the fighting of fires locally.
“The brigade’s vehicle was previously kept in a farm shed, so this is a great new addition for the brigade.
“We continually see how hard our skilled firefighters and support crews work to keep us safe when bush fires and emergency situations threaten and I offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to all the NSW RFS members for their outstanding efforts.”
Senior Assistant Commissioner McDonald said the NSW RFS is committed to providing volunteer firefighters with the equipment, infrastructure and resources they need to carry out the important work of protecting their local communities from fire and a diverse array of incidents.
“This facility provides our volunteers with the space to perform vital activities away from the fireground and features two truck bay, training room, kitchen and storeroom along with bathrooms,” Senior Assistant Commissioner McDonald said.
“Today, members of this Brigade continue to protect their community from grass fires as well as a diverse array of incidents including motor vehicle accidents.
“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 MIA District.”
“We also thank the family, friends, employers and colleagues of these and all volunteers. We know it takes their ongoing support and patience which in turn enables Rural Fire Service volunteers do what they do.”
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