Galston Rural Fire Brigade News
Cessnock Bushfire Strike Team
Last month we saw the first Total Fire Ban of the season with all of the Greater Sydney area faced with a severe fire danger rating, windy weather, and dry conditions. That same week firefighters also faced about 90 blazes across NSW; with Galston firies forming part of a Strike Team sent in to fight bushfires in the Cessnock region throughout the day and night. We were also kept very busy closer to home with several local call-outs - including a service-station diesel-spill.
Hazard Reduction Season
With the official start to the fire season commencing in October you may see continued Hazard Reductions (HRs) taking place across Sydney when conditions allow. Galston RFB is regularly active in assisting with many local and Greater Sydney based HRs. For more information on when and where HRs will be taking place please visit the RFS website: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
Galston member profile
Each month the Galston Rural Fire Brigade feature a short interview with one of our members. It is a great way to discover just how diverse your local fire brigade can be.
Bush alight and petrol station