LOCAL knowledge and dedicated volunteer firefighters have made a difference to the village of Raglan for the past 60 years, NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Superintendent Greg Sim says.
Raglan RFS firefighters are celebrating the brigade’s 60th birthday this month since it first formed back in the mid 50s.
NSW RFS Chifley/Lithgow Team leader Supt Sim has come forward to thank the many volunteers who have served during the brigade’s long history.
“Sixty years is a milestone that needs to be recognised,” he said.
“There’s been generations of members who have come through.”
While some members have come and gone during the brigade’s history, Supt Sim said many have stayed for decades and still continue to assist younger firefighters.
“It’s really important because a lot of them are locals. They know the background of the suburb and the people and they know how fire’s travelled through the area and it makes them better equipped,” he said.