Kurrajong fire brigade celebrates 75 years

Kurrajong Rural Fire Brigade is celebrating 75 years since its formation on Saturday, August 30.

As part of the celebrations, the brigade is unveiling the new extension to its shed at 2.30pm.

David Horn, executive member of the brigade committee, said the extension houses a new training room for new and old recruits. It is the result of a long campaign of fundraising activities. 

‘‘We made about $62,000 on our own without grants," Mr Horn said.

‘‘That was from several barbecues, fun days and entertainment nights.

‘‘We needed about $125,000 to afford the room and the rest of that came from grants - it took us five years."

Fundraising and generous community donations enabled the extension to Kurrajong Rural Fire Brigade's shed to be built. Bendigo Bank representatives are pictured here making a donation to members of the brigade, September 21, 2013.

Fundraising and generous community donations enabled the extension to Kurrajong Rural Fire Brigade's shed to be built. Bendigo Bank representatives are pictured here making a donation to members of the brigade, September 21, 2013.

He said NSW Community Building Partnership, Bendigo Bank, Rural Fire Service Association, Hawkesbury Refrigeration, Hawkesbury City Council and Hawkesbury Fire Control were among supporters which made donations.

Kurrajong RFB has been serving the community since 1939.

"We are excited about reaching our 75-year milestone. It's a fantastic achievement," Mr Horn said. 

‘‘We have done bigger and better things as the years have gone on and it’s great the members are prepared to get together to produce this training room." 

The brigade invites the wider community to join its celebrations on Saturday.

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. 

Kurrajong fire shed is located in the heart of Kurrajong Village on Old Bells Line of Road.

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