More firefighters needed

Muogamarra Rural Fire Brigade in action during a hazard reduction burn in Berowra last year
Muogamarra Rural Fire Brigade in action during a hazard reduction burn in Berowra last year
Jenny Barlass

The last two summers have been hectic for local Rural Fire Service Brigades fighting fires both in the Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai District and as far afield as Port Macquarie and Mudgee.

Now they need some new faces in the ranks.

Muogamarra Rural Fire Brigade (RFB) just off the Pacific Highway in Cowan, is looking to recruit another three or four volunteer firefighters to join their ranks, three new members who joined in 2017 having progressed through the basic bush firefighting course.

“With autumn now upon us, crews are turning their attention to hazard reductions, training and recruitment,” said Muogamarra Rural Fire Brigade’s Captain Gordon Morgan.

“But we have just 20 volunteers at the moment as some are unwell or away or needing a break, and ideally we need 30.

“Full training will be provided over the winter months to prepare for the next bushfire season and

all equipment is provided. Volunteering in the NSW RFS offers the opportunity to learn new and valuable skills that will not only assist you in your voluntary role but in day to day life and even your workplace.

“It’s also an opportunity to make new friends and give something back to the local community.”

For those interested in joining Muogamarra RFB, potential new members will have a casual interview, receive information about what your voluntary role will involve and what the NSW RFS expects from its members.

For more information go to: www.facebook.com/muogamarra or contact  Muogamarra Rural Fire Brigade’s Captain Gordon Morgan on 0410 540 534.

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