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of Pittwater, Australia
Island Rural Fire Brigade
A Message to Scotland Island
Residents From the Fire Brigade.
The Scotland Island Fire Brigade has been an active part of the Island
Community for more than 50 years.
It is a volunteer organisation that provides emergency services to
offshore residents. No one in the brigade is paid. Members offer their
services for free.
Over the last 12 months the Brigade has turned out for 30 emergency
calls - 10 Storm Damage calls (trees down etc.)
- 2 Fire calls -3 boat fires and 11 Ambulance calls. This is more
than a call a week!
active membership is very small and we desperately need more members.
MEMBERS - Members who help run functions like the Winter
Dinners and other social functions
FIRE GUARD MEMBERS - Members who get trained to deal with
local fire incidents
MEMBERS - Full members who can respond to fire calls and
You don't have to be young and fit to become part of the Fire Brigade.
The Brigade desperately needs members who are retired or work on the
island during the day.
FIRST RESPONDERS - Ambulance trained members
What should you do if you want to join up as a social or active member?
(All probational members have to be approved by the brigade and have to
pass a security check. Compulsory training has to be completed for
- Pick up a membership form from the station and
fill it out
- Show 100 points of Identification to
(this must be signed off on your application form - Ian White, Graeme
Richmond, Tim Byrnes or John Marshall can witness)
- Turn up for training and functions
- Pay a $10 membership fee
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aluminium Quintrex Runabout (1980's model) with 4yr old 15hp
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until January 2013. Logbook & receipt for motor
available. No leaks - fully functional for
is leaving the Island on 19 May 2012.
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Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA), or
Pittwater Community Association (WPCA)