Rockingham Volunteer Fire Brigade celebrates 50th anniversary

The Rockingham Volunteer Fire Brigade turns 50 this month.
The Rockingham Volunteer Fire Brigade turns 50 this month.

ROCKINGHAM Volunteer Fire Brigade members are celebrating the brigade’s 50th Anniversary this month.

The station was on Flinders Lane, Heffron Street and, since 1996, on Dixon Road, sharing the facility with Rockingham Career Fire and Rescue Service.

The Brigade is available 24 hours a day and staffed by volunteers who respond to fires, rescue and HAZMAT emergencies.

The volunteers fight fires in and around Rockingham and have been deployed as far as Albany, Esperance, Toodyay, Broome and Carnarvon.

The brigade is one of the busiest volunteer fire services in WA.

Volunteers train twice a week and also spend time conducting community education programs, hydrants maintenance and assists local bush fire brigades conducting hazard reduction burns in the area.

Brigade Captain Andrew Munro is encouraging former members to join them for a reunion on November 11.

“The brigade has had hundreds of volunteers over the years who have responded to thousands of incidents,” he said.

“This is a great opportunity to come together, catch up with old friends and see how far the brigade has come.”

Email, call 9527 1827 on Monday or Wednesday evenings or look the brigade up on Facebook.

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