Mullamuddy Rural Fire Brigade celebrate new station
Published Date: 11 Oct 2014
A new era began for the Mullamuddy Rural Fire Brigade when NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Assistant Commissioner Steve Yorke officially declared open their new station extensions today.
Assistant Commissioner Yorke congratulated the Mullamuddy Brigade members on their ongoing fundraising efforts, which has resulted in their refurbished station becoming a reality.
Mullamuddy RFB volunteers contributed $22,550 towards the cost of the extensions after holding many fundraising BBQs. Brigade members also completed much of the work themselves, making good use of Brigade members' construction expertise.
The station extensions add much needed space to the Brigade's 62 year old shed, which now features two bays for the Brigade's trucks, refurbished storage and training areas as well as a new office and radio room
"The brigade is understandably thrilled that they now have the space to comfortably move around their new station," Assistant Commissioner Yorke said.
"This station is a testament to how diligently and tirelessly the Mullamuddy Brigade volunteers have worked to turn their dream of a new station into a reality."
Assistant Commissioner Yorke said the Mullamuddy Brigade has protected the local community from bush fire since it was first formed in 1952.
"Today, 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," Assistant Commissioner Yorke said.
"These men and women remain on-hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we should be extremely proud and grateful for their contribution.
"These volunteers also actively provide community fire education and training sessions whenever possible."