Captain Paul Matthes, senior deputy Josh Rogan and members.
Captain Paul Matthes, senior deputy Josh Rogan and members.

Time marches on for brigade

THE photos and documents have been carefully slid in and the pipe has been sealed.

All that is left for the Grafton City Rural Fire Brigade to do is hang its time capsule in a special spot in the station. The reason for the capsule – the station is 20 years old and brigade members are celebrating the milestone. The brigade itself has been operating since 1975.

Secretary-treasurer Sue Steele has been a member of the brigade for 24 years. She has seen many changes and hopes that the time capsule will be opened in another 20 years, when the station is 40 years old.

“Twenty years ago, the members of the brigade built the station and the brigade now has 25 active members and three brand new trucks,” she said.

“We are all volunteers and are forever backing up other brigades and helping out where we can within the community.”

In the capsule, the brigade placed a photo of active members, their names and a list of who attended the anniversary celebrations.



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