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ROTHBURY VOLUNTEER BUSHFIRE BRIGADE

Welcome to the Rothbury Bushfire Brigade.

The Rothbury Volunteer Bushfire Brigade was established following the extensive fires in 1968. At that time, the Brigade area consisted of large land holdings numbering about fifteen in total. The families that owned the land were available, in a loosely knit fashion, at all times to fight fires. Formal training and equipment were non-existant.

Since that time there have been a proliferation of subdivisions, with associated houses tourist accommodation and small vineyards. The current Brigade members all have regular jobs, and juggle work, family, and bushfire requirements as best they can.

We currently have approxmately 35 members, ranging in age from 18 years to over 70 years young.
The Brigade meets on the second Monday of every second month at the fire shed.
The Brigade currently has one Category 1 Tanker in the shed.