Galston Rural Fire Brigade News
A Busy Start to the Year Although the Sydney region has been spared the fires that have recently been seen in other states, Galston Brigade has still had an active start to the year with ongoing intensive training of new recruits and a number of emergency and fire calls.
Most significantly during the storms at the end of January Galston Brigade attended approximately 20 callouts over a 2-day period which involved assisting with the emergency response to heavy damage including damage to houses, powerlines and cars. 75th Anniversary Galston Brigade is turning 75 this year! At present planning is underway for an event to commemorate this occasion which will take place later in the year but if any past or present members would like to attend or share memorabilia please email email@example.com and we will keep in touch. Pile Burns We would like to remind members of the community that a council permit is required for anyone wishing to undertake a pile burn. Pile Burn enquiries can be directed to Hornsby Shire Council on 9847 6853. Useful information can also be found by following the link to: http://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/media/ documents/environment-and- waste/bushland-and-biodiversity/ bushfire/Requirements-for-pile-burning-in-Hornsby- Shire.pdf.
If you require assistance or are concerned about safety in conducting a pile burn please don’t hesitate to call the Brigade Duty Officer on 0491 119 152. Facebook Page Please be aware that the brigade does maintain a Facebook page that can be accessed by searching for “Galston Rural Fire Brigade”. This page contains useful information and also provides updates on ongoing situations.