Gap Rural Fire Brigade opens new station

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The Gap Rural Fire Brigade has officially opened its new station, which will provide a central and secure hub for members as they continue to provide their community with fire protection.

NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Chief Superintendent, Kelwyn White, presided over a ceremony. Brigade members and guests were in attendance as Chief Superintendent White inspected the new building while commending the firefighters for their continued commitment to the community and the Service.

The $213,500 facility, situated on Gap Hall-Downside Rd, offers essential features such as truck bays and toilet facilities, which enhance the volunteer firefighters’ operational needs and comfort.

Chief Superintendent White commended The Gap Rural Fire Brigade members for their unwavering devotion to responding locally to grass, crop, and hay shed fires, and applauded them for their hard work and dedication: “These men and women remain on-hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we should be extremely proud and grateful for their contribution.

“I would like to take this time to praise all our volunteers for their ongoing efforts each and every day, particularly when dealing with emergencies here in the Riverina District.”

She added: “We also thank the family, friends, employers and colleagues of all NSW RFS volunteers. We know it takes their ongoing support and patience to assist and enable our volunteers to do what they do to save lives and property.”

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