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New station unveiled for Picton Rural Fire Brigade

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Picton Rural Fire Brigade firefighters have official opened their new station, featuring infrastructure and resources that will help members provide the local community with an even higher level of fire protection.

NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Deputy Commissioner Peter McKechnie joined special guests and brigade members at a ceremony to mark the occasion, where they inspected the new facility and thanked firefighters for their ongoing commitment to the Southern Highlands District.

Deputy Commissioner said the station, located on a new site on Menangle St, features two truck bays, a kitchen, meeting and training area as well as toilet and shower facilities.

McKechnie said “This new station features amenities which will improve the experience and operational needs of our volunteers.

“The RFS is committed to providing volunteer firefighters with the equipment they need to carry out the important work of protecting their local communities from fire and a diverse array of incidents.”

The Deputy Commissioner congratulated Picton Rural Fire Brigade members for their ongoing 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 Southern Highlands District.

“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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