RFS visits the new Lisarow (Gosford) Hall Site

With the several major bushfire incidents on the NSW Central Coast in 2012 and 2013, the abundant scenic bushland does pose a significant threat in the region. In recognition of this, the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church at Lisarow rallied together to give a presentation to two nearby Rural Fire Service (RFS) brigades.

Plymouth Brethren - Lisarow

Gift to the Matcham & Narara Brigades

The presentation included a gift of $500 each to both the Matcham and Narara brigades to assist in acquiring much-needed equipment in this essential service. Attended by all brigade members, four shiny firefighting trucks and various community members, the occasion proved an excellent opportunity to show plans of the forthcoming Church to be built on the site.

In what will prove to be a valuable asset to the whole community, large-volume water storage on-site will be made available to fire services in the event of a fire in the area and the church will be available as an evacuation area/centre.

In true form to make it interesting for all ages, RFS members demonstrated various equipment – from lights, sirens, radio communication to backburner devices, spray shields and breathing apparatus.

Plymouth Brethren - Lisarow

The kids thought it was great!

The complimentary tea, coffee and muffins were gratefully received by RFS members (despite the rain) along with their own personal issue of the hard copy books Firestorm (Victoria Black Saturday fires) and Flood, Horror and Tragedy (2011 QLD Floods).

Plymouth Brethren - Lisarow

Complimentary Tea, Coffee and muffins

With the recent devastating fires around NSW, we are reminded once again of the incredibly important role that the Rural Fire Service fills. It is a much-needed, much appreciated volunteer-based organisation.

 Read more about the new hall here

5 thoughts on “RFS visits the new Lisarow (Gosford) Hall Site”

  1. New South Walian says:

    Actually it is unbelievable how much of Australia’s Rain goes straight into the Ocean. Often when high amounts of rain are accumulated, it is on the coast so Rain water collection in a Rainwater tank is necessary. I live in a town in Southern NSW and we have two Water Supply Dams and 1 other reservoir. In the Drought we were one of the worst affected areas. Level 5 water restrictions meant that you could not water your lawn, wash your car or do anything apart from essentials with the town water.

  2. Arne says:

    When you look at the roof size, from the plans on the page the link takes you too, it is commonsense to capture & store every drop of rain from the runoff. Australia needs to make it a mandatory part of every new building with undergound storage and accessible to emergency services. We would never have water restrictions again. There is plenty of rain sent, but not captured! Most of it goes down the drain, literally;-)

  3. Well Done Andrew!

    I have always known you to be a generous bod…excellent deed which I’m sure your community appreciate…..we need more of you!! let me know if you need a hand to lift the roof on the new Hall.

  4. DavidM says:

    What a brilliant idea to install an underground tank, that’s real forward thinking.

  5. Dopey says:

    Gud to see u Aussies have rain sometimes! 🙂

    Very generous gift.

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