MANDURAH MLA David Templeman acknowledged the significant contribution past and present members of the Mandurah Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service played over the past 50 years, when the brigade celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday .
“For five decades, committed local men and women have volunteered to respond to fire and rescue emergencies in the region,’’ he said.
“As members of the Mandurah Brigade, they have performed their duties with professionalism and dedication.”
Mr Templeman said the brigade had grown from a small group of volunteers in 1967 to the strong contingent today.
“Some of the original members attended the special anniversary and highlighted many stories and adventures of the group,’’ he said.
“One story I found fascinating was that in the late 60s and early 70s, the then Shire of Mandurah would strategically place 44 gallon drums of water around town during summer for the Brigade to use in an emergency.”
Mr Templeman also acknowledged support of past and present members’ partners and families who allowed them to protect the welfare of the community.