Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch has celebrated the success of Matcham Holgate RFS’s 65th anniversary as an important milestone for the brigade.
Started in the 1950s by a collective of citrus and vegetable farmers, the brigade has since grown into a well established and active fire brigade.
Mr Crouch said that Matcham Holgate’s years of success is testament to the strong commitment by both members and families of the RFS Brigade.
“It is fantastic to celebrate this great fire brigade’s success with their 65th anniversary celebration, showing once again that Matcham Holgate RFS is going from strength to strength.”
“This brigade not only has a strong and committed volunteer base who are always ready to protect and serve the community, but also has strong backing from the volunteer’s families.”
Mr Crouch also recognised the Brigade’s efforts in responding to local incidents as well as their proactive engagement with the wider community.
“On average, the brigade responds to 70-80 callouts per year, but on top of this, the Brigade was also involved in responding to the 2019/20 Bushfire Season, supporting both local and regional efforts.”
“The Brigade also continue to proactively engage with the community through education on bushfire hazards, as well as bushfire mitigation strategies.” said Mr Crouch.