NAROOMA Rural Fire Brigade turned 75 on February 19 (the Brigade that is, not the members!)
Members come from all walks of life and ages with some members in their 80s and others in their teens and others in between.
The brigade represents the essence of volunteerism in Australia, with several members lending a fire-fighting hand in different districts over the past season, including sending strike teams to Victoria recently.
The Brigade is run by volunteers to provide protection to life, property and environment in the Narooma area. They work closely with other agencies including Fire and Rescue NSW, Police, Ambulance, VRA and Marine Rescue.
The captain, Adrian Cooper manages the brigade with the assistance of the executive and brigade officers and former captain, Mick Marchini who is now deputy group south, looking after several brigades as well as being a member of Narooma.
Former captain and group south Neil Crawley, AFSM was unavailable for the photo this time, but organised the celebrations for the Brigade’s 60th birthday, 15 years ago.
The Brigade officially celebrated their three quarters of a century birthday on Saturday night at Club Narooma, with many past and present members attending.