Oakville Brigade opens new sub-station


It’s the beginning of a new era for the Oakville Rural Fire Brigade. NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Senior Assistant Commissioner Bruce McDonald officially declared their new sub-station open today.

Senior Assistant Commissioner McDonald urged the Oakville Brigade to celebrate the opening of their new sub-station, which is the result of over 70 years of hard work by brigade members.

“This sub-station is a testament to how diligently and tirelessly the Oakville Brigade volunteers have worked,” Senior Assistant Commissioner McDonald said.

“Together, over many years, these volunteers managed to fundraise over $100, 000 towards the overall cost of the sub-station.”

“The Oakville brigade is understandably thrilled that they now have the space to comfortably fit their trucks.

“I’d also like to thank the Hawkesbury Council who generously contributed towards the construction of this important community asset.”

Senior Assistant Commissioner McDonald said the Oakville Brigade has protected the local community from bush fires since it was first formed in 1946.

“Today, members of this Brigade continue to protect their community from bush fires as well as a diverse array of incidents’ including grass and house fires as well as motor vehicle accidents,” Senior Assistant Commissioner McDonald 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.”