Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade celebrates 60 years


NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) volunteers with the Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade gathered today to mark the year their brigade was formed 60 years ago 

NSW RFS Warringah/Pittwater District Manager, Craig Geddes said local volunteers have been responding to a broad range of emergencies in the Ingleside community since the early 1950's.

"This brigade has had a strong sense of community right from the beginning when a group of residents from the Tumble Down Dick Brigade left to form the Ingleside Brigade.

"Since that time we have watched the Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade develop into the professional and dedicated firefighting service we are celebrating today.

"Over half a century ago the people of Ingleside banded together to respond to bush and grass fires as well as car accidents and house fires and their dedication and passion for serving their community lives on 60 years later," said Craig Geddes.

Warringah/Pittwater District Manager, Craig Geddes said The Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade remains a strong institution, and its members work diligently attending emergencies both locally and further afield when needed.

"In addition to attending fire emergencies the Ingleside Brigade is also active in reducing the risk to properties from bush fire by helping to plan and carry out hazard reduction burns in the area.

"I would also like to take this time to thank the volunteers for their tireless efforts and unfaltering commitment to both their brigade and community.

"It is a great honour to be here celebrating 60 years of community protection and I know these people will still be here protecting the community in years to come," concluded Warringah/Pittwater District Manager, Craig Geddes.


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