New Rural Fire Station for Central West community
Published Date: 29 May 2011
NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Assistant Commissioner Dominic Lane has congratulated
members of the Ootha Rural Fire Brigade on the official opening of their brand new Rural Fire
Assistant Commissioner Lane said the new $100,000 facility replaces the older station and
includes space for the brigade's two fire trucks.
"The NSW RFS is committed to providing its members with the equipment and facilities
required in order to continue their important work.
"This purpose-built station is a tremendous boost for the local community and its volunteer
firefighters, providing them with a significantly upgraded facility," he said.
"The development of this site is a demonstration of the support of the local RFS brigade and its
members. This new station will undoubtedly build on the brigade's commitment to the bush fire
and emergency protection of their community."
"Ootha RFB is a tight-knit brigade, with a proud history of protecting the local community for
more than half a century, whether fighting bush or grass fires, or assisting at road accidents or
"Each and every day the members selflessly give up their time to come to the assistance of
"I would particularly like to pay tribute to Ron Moon who has dedicated almost 70 years to the
Ootha Rural Fire Brigade. This is an inspirational achievement and a demonstration of the
dedication of our Members," Assistant Commissioner Lane said.
For inquiries or interviews contact the NSW RFS State Duty Media Officer: 9898 1855
Contact Name: State Duty Media Officer
Contact Phone: 9898 1855