RFS brigade crews and their vehicles converged on St. Saviour’s Anglican Church at Quaama on Sunday, September 24, for this year’s Blessing of the Fire Fleet.
Members of Bermagui, Brogo, Cobargo and Quaama brigades along with supporters enjoyed the service under the lively direction of Rev. Mandy Wheatley.
With the fire season coming a month early and our region having gone many weeks without rain there were some heartfelt prayers offered both for the coming of rain and for the safety of crews throughout the coming months.
After exiting the church and witnessing the blessing of the vehicles and crews we convened on the more sheltered south side of the church for a barbecue.
The day was sunny and bright but the strong wind caused a degree of consternation that the barbecue might not get hot enough to cook the sausages.
The exercising of some ‘bush engineering’ sorted the issue and with cakes and other delights produced by members of the parish the socialising proceeded to the satisfaction of all.