Blue Mountains Posts

Faulconbridge Volunteers Celebrate New Tanker and Medal Recipients

By NSW Rural Fire Service
Archived 3 Jul 2021 - Posted: 5 May 2021
Faulconbridge Rural Fire Brigade (file photo)
NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Blue Mountains District recently celebrated the official handover of a new fire truck to Faulconbridge Rural Fire Brigade that will assist volunteers to provide an even greater level of fire protection to the local community, as well as recognising six exceptional long serving members.

NSW RFS Commissioner Rob Rogers AFSM joined State and Federal members, Council staff and other guests at the Faulconbridge Rural Fire Station to officially hand over the keys of the new tanker.

Commissioner Rogers said the new Category 1 tanker worth more than $350,000, was a priceless resource for the Faulconbridge Brigade.

“While the previous tanker has served this brigade well, I am confident this new state-of-the-art vehicle will prove to be an invaluable asset to the area,” Commissioner Rogers said.

“The NSW RFS is committed to ensuring members have access to modern firefighting technology when responding to fires and other incidents.”

The event also provided an opportunity to recognise six long serving members who had gone above and beyond in their duties to be awarded the national medal.

“Today we awarded six national medals and/or clasps for exceptional long service, with these volunteers collectively giving 192 years of service to the community,” he said.

“I congratulate Terry Cameron (25 years’ service), Timothy Parsley (27 years’ service) and Sarah Elliott (27 years’ service) from Wentworth Falls Brigade, Ian Mann (34 years’ service) and Rosemary Mann (34 years’ service) from Blue Mountains Support Brigade and Raymond Willetts (45 years’ service) from Faulconbridge Brigade for their selfless dedication to their roles.

“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.

“In particular, considering the magnitude of the 2019/20 bush fires and the recent floods, I would like to congratulate everybody on their ongoing hard work and professionalism.

We also thank the family, friends, employers and colleagues of all NSW RFS volunteers. We know it takes their ongoing support and patience to assist and enable our volunteers to do what they do to save lives and property.”

 
Season of Mists Season of Mists Season of Mists Superb Accommodation in Blackheath

Recent News

Blue Mountains tourism prepares to re-open
Blue Mountains tourism prepares to re-open
Blue Mountains tourism businesses and locals have been encouraged to prepare...
Magnificent Cloak of Hope installed at Katoomba Civic Centre
Magnificent Cloak of Hope installed at Katoomba Civic Centre
Local artist Kevina-Jo Smith’s striking knitted installation, entitled...
Lithgow LGA COVID Vaccinations increasing
Lithgow LGA COVID Vaccinations increasing
The COVID-19 Pandemic continues to be a challenging time for the community...

What's New

Limousine Service - Blue Mountains
Limousine Service - Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains Limousines & Vintage Cadillacs Enjoy our selection of modern Caprice ,Stretch Limo and our 1929 Cadillac LaSalle for local tours
All occasion Beauty at your door
All occasion Beauty at your door
Glamour & Elegance Mobile Beauty Pamper Events-Hens/bridal-Corporate-Kids Parties-Couples-Weddings-Ladies Pamper-Mothers Groups-Vouchers-
Trumans September Newsletter out now.
Trumans September Newsletter out now.
Trumans Chartered Accountants Buying a new home before selling the old one: the ins and outs ... and more!
The perfect place to relax this Spring
The perfect place to relax this Spring
Melaleuca Mountain Retreat Views that will leave you breathless, a place to relax. Melaleuca Mountain Retreat offers the perfect getaway
Bilpin & Blue Mtns opening for holidays
Bilpin & Blue Mtns opening for holidays
Bilpin Country Lodge Easing of NSW govt COVID restrictions means Bilpin Country Lodge is reopening for holiday getaways from mid October

Have You Visited

Announcement
All occasion Beauty at your doorPamper Events-Hens/bridal-Corporate-Kids Parties-Couples-Weddings-Ladies Pamper-Mothers Groups-Vouchers-View Glamour & Elegance Mobile Beauty »