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11-April-2017
11-April-2017

Photographs supplied by Peter Williams

A Memorial Garden commemorates all Bushfire Brigade personnel.

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is now the world's largest volunteer firefighting organisation.

The geographic area of New South Wales is 800,630 square kilometres, which is approximately 10.4 percent of the Australian land mass. The NSW RFS has jurisdiction over 99 percent of the State land area now, but it had humble beginnings. During the 19th century, coordinated firefighting was almost nonexistent, with many landowners forced to defend their own properties.

By the beginning of the 20th century, in response to particularly serious fires, the New South Wales State Government formalised control of fire prevention which led to the formation of the first formal brigade at Berrigan in the State's south.

Location

Address:7 McKell Avenue , Waterfall Bushfire Brigade, Waterfall, 2233
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.135549
Long: 150.995164
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 3rd November, 1991
Front Inscription

Plaque:
WATERFALL BUSHFIRE BRIGADE             

THIS MEMORIAL GARDEN IS DEDICATED TO ALL BUSHFIRE BRIGADE PERSONNEL  

3RD NOVEMBER 1991

Source: MA
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