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April 2015. Brigade Members with our two tankers assisted in a local accident where two men were caught in a rolling truck crash at Orangeville. The Daily Telegraph reported the event with photos taken from a helicopter.


Long time member of Orangeville-Werombi Rural Fire Brigade - Eric Rudd turned 90 on 4 August 2014. Eric joined the Brigade, then known as the Bush Fire Brigade in 1945 and in 1949 became Secretary. Eric held that position for 55 years. He still takes an active interest in the Brigade.

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We wish Eric all the best for his 90th which he celebrated on 3 August with many family and friends.


Members of the Brigade attended the Blessing of the Firies Service held at Orangeville Uniting Church on Sunday 15 September.

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Geoff, Glen, Kerry, David, Geoff, & June

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The Pastor at the Service

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The Music Coordinator at the Service


FieldEx 2013 was held on Sunday 8 September. Orangeville Werombi 1 participated in the day. Rory, Jeremy and Tony were on the tanker and enjoyed the exercises. David, Kerry, Leigh, Adam and June assisted with various tasks during the planning and on the day.

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Rory, Jeremy & Tony waiting for the briefing at The Oaks Station

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Dave setting up the Gas Exercise

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Leigh supervising the Chain Saw Exercise

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Adam participating in the SES Water Rescue Exercise - or just having fun!

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Adam after surviving the SES best efforts!


The Brigade 2013 Annual General Meeting was held at the Brigade Station on Monday evening 8 April. Many members and a couple of guests attended. Group Officer Norm Scherer presided over the election of Field Officers and Administrative Officers and other Brigade position holders.

Captain Leigh Daniels thanked members for their contributions made to the activities of the Brigade during the year, and congratulated David Murphy on attaining his Group Leader qualification during the year, and Jeremy Duck who attained his Crew Leader qualification recently also.

A delicious supper was enjoyed by attendees after the formal meeting.


Open Day 2012 held on 22nd September 2012 saw many residents of our local area come to meet us, learn how to maintain their properties, and enjoy the sausage sizzle. Children also had the dangers of fire explained to them while they were colouring - in between their visits to the very popular Jumping Castle and enjoying icecreams.

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Henry with Orangeville Werombi 1 & Orangeville Werombi 7


 

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Children enjoyed many activities including spraying water.


 

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Our great banners advertised the day well.


 

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People were encouraged to come in and enjoy the day with us.
Thanks to Wollondilly Shire Council for their grant that supported the day.


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FieldEx 2012 held on 5 August 2012 was a good day - Rory, Russell & Jordan were a good team with trainee crew leader Dave. Adam was in charge of this "Ropes & Ladders" exercise.

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August 27 2011 at The Oaks Station - Group North Exercise

Leigh was the Safety Officer

David & Adam ran the MVA Hazmat Station

Rory, Grahame, Russell & Jordan participated as a crew

Kerry & June took photos

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September 2010 - Thanks to all who helped and visited our Open Day on 26th - it was a good day!

September 2010 - The Brigade now has a Cat 7 tanker, in addition to our Cat 1

July 2010 - Congratulations to Frank & Jeremy, now qualified as a Village Fire Fighters

November 18, 2009 - A good night of training at The Oaks

September 2009 - Congratulations to Rory on obtaining his truck licence.

August 2009 - Congratulations to Frank & Jeremy, now qualified as a Advanced Fire Fighters

July 2009 - Congratulations to Rory, now qualified as a Village Fire Fighter

Congratulations Frank - BF at last!


October 2008 - Congratulations to our new Bush Firefighters - Joshua and Gerard


August 2008 - Congratulations to our new Advanced Firefighters - Kerry, Geoff, Glen & Rory


On Wednesday 28th May, Paul Cudina Branch Manager of IMB Picton presented the Brigade with a donation of $980 to allow us to purchase a set of manikins to use in our First Aid training.
 
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May 2008 - The Brigade received a grant of $625 from FRRR - Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal - which allowed us to purchase an Emergency Oxygen Unit to carry on the Brigade Tanker. This can be used in times of emergency to assist members of the public or firefighters. This equipment is particularly useful when people have inhaled excessive amounts of smoke. It can also be used in other incidents where people are in distress.

 
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On Wednesday 21st May, 31 firefighters from Wollondilly District received National Medals and Long
Service Awards in recognition of their dedication and commitment to the Service. These were presented to them by the Commissioner. Two of our members received awards.

(Photos courtesy of MYRFS website)

 
Geoff Gardiner Long Service Medal

Geoff Gardiner
Brigade Captain
Long Service Medal (53 years)

 
Don Dixon National

Don Dixon
Brigade Deputy Captain
National Medal (23 years)

 
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