Best wishes to two of our RFS Blue Mountains District colleagues Justin and Jamie, heading to help out our Canadian mates!
They are heading for a 5 week deployment followed by a 14 day quarantine when they return.
Stay safe gents and well done!! ...
It’s ok to say “I’m not Ok”….There’s no shame in not being ok. Support is a phone call away.
For a full list of NSW mental health services and support programs: www.health.nsw.gov.au/mentalhealth/services/Pages/default.aspx ...
Following a request from the United States, our 737 Large Air Tanker is heading to the US to assist firefighters battling more than 80 fires in extreme conditions, that have so far burnt more than 400,000 hectares across 13 states.
‘Marie Bashir’, will depart RAAF Base Richmond tomorrow morning and will be on deployment for 45 days.
We wish the crew all the best and our thoughts are with our US colleagues and communities affected by these fires.
People in mandatory isolation will soon have access to around-the-clock wellbeing and mental health support, as part of a joint Commonwealth and NSW Government package worth $17.35 million. Anyone who’s struggling is also encouraged to contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, Kids Helpline Official on 1800 55 1800 and Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36. More information: www.health.nsw.gov.au/news/Pages/20210714_01.aspx ...
Let's do this, NSW.
Further restrictions have been announced in the Greater Sydney Region due to the spread of COVID-19.
We will continue to respond to emergencies during this time - however our buildings and brigade stations in the Greater Sydney region will be closed for the next few days.
We're doing our bit. Let's all stay safe and look out for each other.
Stay up to date on restrictions and health advice at www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19 ...
Past members of Mt Riverview Rural Fire Brigade who have died while active members of the brigade were honoured with the unveiling of a memorial bell at the fire station last Saturday.
The idea for the memorial bell was first suggested by RFS chaplain, Keith King, who conducted the funeral service for Mt Riverview brigade foundation member Alan Spears in 2019 and made the initial donation towards the bell’s cost.
More than 500 men and women have served in the ranks of the Mt Riverview brigade since its formation in 1969. Alan Spears was a member for more than 50 years and served as Captain for 10 years.
The memorial bell unveiling was attended by Blue Mountains Mayor, Mark Greenhill, RFS Blue Mountains Inspector Robert Vinzenz, Group Captain Greg Corrigan, Alan Spears’ widow Heather, son Shane and daughter Charmaine, as well as current members.
Current captain Andrew Fleming rang the bell to acknowledge the late Jim Fisher, Colin Alexander, Terry Jacka and Alan Spears who all died while active members of the brigade.
Brigade President Craig Haslam, left and Captain Andrew Fleming are pictured with Mayor Mark Greenhill in front of the new bell. ...
My dad, Colin Alexander, loved every moment he served at Mt Riverview Rural Fire Brigade, from being one of the founding members until the day he died, the Brigade always held a special place in his heart. Thank you for honouring those that have given service to such a great community organisation.
It was an incredibly moving ceremony. I want to congratulate the brigade for the way it honours those who have served. The sense of reverence that prevailed on the day was so clear for all to see.