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Warrnambool Fire Brigade 150th Anniversary : 05-March-2013
Warrnambool Fire Brigade 150th Anniversary : 05-March-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A sign at the Warrnambool Fire Station commemorates 150 years of service to the Warrnambool community.

In 2013 the Warrnambool Fire Brigade reached a milestone - 150 years of continuous operation.  Prior to 1863 there had been some attempts to start a local fire brigade in the fledgling community, but they were not successful. Ultimately, on the 6th of March 1863, at the Flying Buck Inn, Liebig Street Warrnambool, a Brigade was born.

Over the years it has ebbed and flowed, been strong and had struggles, especialy in the early years.  It is now a strong, modern, integrated Brigade, with Volunteers and Staff working together to maintain the strength and to maintain the service.  Driven in early times by a need to respond to fires in their community, the people of Warrnambool formed the Brigade.  Now the Brigade responds to over 600 calls year; the need is still there.


Address:678 Raglan Parade , Warrnambool Fire Station, Warrnambool, 3280
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.376293
Long: 142.480575
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1863
Approx. Event End Date:2013


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2013
Front Inscription

150 years

1863 Warrnambool 2013
Urban Fire Brigade

Warrnambool Fire Brigade

Celebrating 150 years of Community Service
1863 - 2013

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au