On Sunday 20 November, 2011 the Landsborough Rural Fire Brigade will celebrate 20 years of operation. The original Rural Brigade in Landsborough had folded in the mid sixties and it was only after very severe fires in the Peachester and Mt Mellum areas in 1991, that the present brigade was reformed, following huge public concern.
To mark the milestone of 20 years, a special day of celebrations will be held at the Fire Station in Maleny Street, Landsborough. An invitation is extended to the whole community to join with present and past members of the Brigade to see just what the Rural Fire Brigade does. It will be a great opportunity for newer residents of the area to have a good look at the vehicles and equipment in use today as well as gaining some valuable information on fire safety. All our volunteers will be available on the day to answer any questions. The fire station will be open to all from 11.30am to 1.30pm with static and active displays, sausage sizzle and even a visit from Blazer Bear for the kids. There will be heaps of memorabilia on display for people to peruse and see how much our brigade has accomplished in the last twenty years. In 1991, the brigade started with no equipment other than a few knapsacks and rake hoes and has now grown into a group with a strong membership of dedicated volunteer fire fighters and support personnel, three appliances and modern communication equipment, all housed in a substantial fire station.
Following the open day at 1.30pm, a very special ceremony will be held where a number of current members will be presented with Queensland Fire & Rescue medals marking 15 years of service. The brigade has many active members and their partners who have been with the brigade for the last 20 years and it will be great to recognize them for all of their time and dedication to the brigade. Another very important event to be marked on the day will be the opening of our fabulous new training room which is a significant addition to our Fire Station. The Brigade was fortunate to receive a building grant from Queensland Fire & Rescue which has enabled the construction of this valuable additional space. Local builder Troy Brahim has achieved a fantastic result in a very short space of time, of course with the amazing contribution of many volunteer hours from our members. This important room will be dedicated to the memory of local identity Mr.Stan Tutt, in recognition of the huge contribution made by Stan, not only as the Secretary of the original Landsborough Rural Fire Brigade but to the entire community over many years.
Please remember this important date (November 20th) and come along to be part of the celebrations. Join with us to thank, not only all our past and present volunteers for their constant dedication, but also to show our appreciation to the wider community for the wonderful support we continue to receive. For more information on the day please phone Helen Jakeman on 0438941031.
OPEN TO PUBLIC
Landsborough Rural Fire Brigade's 20 year celebrations
Sunday 20th November
11:30am - 1:30pm
Landsborough Rural Fire Brigade Station
49 Maleny St (opp. Tennis courts)
Blazer The Bear
Landsborough Rural Fire Brigade Station 49 Maleny St, Landsborough
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