Summer in Berowra can bring family gatherings for celebrations and for responding to bushfires!
Back in 1940 a request was made for a fire hydrant, reel and hose with a view to forming a Berowra volunteer Fire Brigade. 1943 saw the first officers elected and the birth of our Bush Fire Brigade.
During the war years petrol was rationed and the volunteers used their own vehicles.
In September,’46 the equipment list included:
8 Shovels, 15 Rakes, 6 Knapsacks, 8 Axes, 2 Canvas waterbags, 6 Hurricane lights (kerosene), 8 Brush hooks & 2 Garden hoses.
Over the years equipment has certainly improved and increased!
We want to say thank to the men and women of what is now the Berowra Rural Fire Service and the Berowra Waters Rural Fire Service for their commitment to our community and beyond.
Thank you for 70 years of service!