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Marulan Rural Fire Brigade
Serving The Community Since 1946

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2004 Annual AGM
Our newly elected committee!

  President - Russell Cooper
  Captain - David Berger
  Secretary - Warren Denniss
  Treasurer - Sally Cooper
  Assistant Treasurer - Fai Moloney
  Catering Co-ordinator - Sonya Denniss


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Our Vehicles
We have 6 fire fighting vehicles available to be used in the event of fire. Our vehicles are checked and maintained each week at our regular meetings.

Marulan 1 Charlie, (above) is a brigade owned vehicle and is classed as a Cat 1.

Part of our Fleet!
To read more about our vehicles click here!





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History of the Brigade
The Marulan Volunteer Bushfire Brigade (or Rural Fire Service as it's often called) located in the Mulwaree Shire Council, was formed in 1946. Its founding members were Eddie Murphy, who was the first Captain, Mark Faviall, John Thompson and Ron Brewer, who remained an active member of the Brigade until 2003 and was the first Secretary, then held the position of Captain for a number of years.

The first equipment issued to the Brigade was two hand pumps, a 60 gallon tank, as well as knapsacks and rakes. The first fire fighting vehicle was obtained in the late 1950's. In 1972 Marulan was given its first funded new vehicle, a Land Rover which is still in use today.

The next funded vehicle received by Marulan Brigade was a Bedford in 1978, which continued active use in the Brigade until 1997, when we were issued with our present tanker a Cat One Isuzu. The Bedford is still in use at Tallong Rural Fire Brigade as its main fire fighting unit.

The first brigade owned vehicles were purchased in 1987, which were two 4 x 4 Accos and a 6 x 6 Acco. Money raised to purchase these vehicles came from fund raising drives and donations. In 1996 the Brigade was issued with another Bedford, funded by the NSW Rural Fire Service. It's still in service today.

1997 saw the Brigade embarking upon an upgrade of its vehicles, which culminated in the sale of the Accos and the purchase of a late model, dual cab Isuzu truck and a late model Nissan Navara, dual cab ute. We're still looking for a late model Cat 7 or Cat 9 tanker, to complete our fleet of fire fighting vehicles.


Marulan Fire ShedThe Fire Shed
Through fund raising efforts of the community, generous donations and a lot of hard work, the Marulan Fire Shed was built in 1987.In 1995 the extension to the fire shed was completed. This extension was included our meeting room and amenities block. The Rural Fire Service purchased the Marulan Fire Shed in 1997 and built a small single bay shed at Marulan South.

Current Operations
Marulan Rural Fire Service not only responds to rural fires, but also attends structure fires of dwellings and out buildings. The Brigade attends other emergencies such as motor vehicle accidents on the Hume Highway and on the district's country roads.

Regular support of other emergency services is required by the Brigade on a regular basis, such as the NSW Ambulance Service, Police and the State Emergency Services with traffic control and tasks such as assisting with fallen trees and power lines.

Our Brigade is constantly planning Hazard Reduction throughout the whole year, not just during the lead up to the warmer months. Marlan Brigade has developed a Village Protection Plan for Marulan township in the event of a serious bushfire threat.

Marulan Rural Fire Brigade attends at least 60 calls a year, which is commendable for a voluntary rural fire brigade.

The Marulan Brigade runs many fund raisers each year with great community support. These include the now famous Christmas Eve Lolly Run when Santa Claus visits Marulan Preschool, arriving on a fire truck!

Other fund-raisers include BBQ refreshments at various events throughout the year, including the Marulan Heritage Fair and Australia Day celebrations. The Brigade also runs a Public Awareness Program in conjunction with Marulan Preschool and Marulan Public School.

Our Vehicles!
Marulan RFB has 6 fire-fighting vehicles available to be used in the event of fire. They consist of: 3 x Cat 1's which are 4 wheel drive / large vehicles, 2 of which are owned by Rural Fire Services and 1 owned by Marulan Fire Brigade through generous community donations.

Marulan Brigade also has: 3 small Cat 9's, 1 is funded by Rural Fire Services and 2 owned by Marulan RFB through generous community donations. Marulan Brigade is currently updating these vehicles.

Our Meetings
The Marulan Brigade meets once a week on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm at the Fire Shed on the corner of Goulburn Street and Portland Avenue. Everyone is welcome!!

Contact Us
Members of the Marulan Brigade Marulan Rural Fire Brigade (at the fire shed)
Phone: 02 4841 1555
or email us anytime!

For information regarding fire permits or general information about the Marulan RFB, please phone
Michelle Macklyn Information Officer
at Oaks Hardware on 02 4841 1929

For any other information, you can contact...
Warren Denniss Secretary
Postal address: 20 Patrick Place, Marulan, N.S.W 2579
Phone: 0417 454 653

For Emergencies.... Always dial '000'

AND... Dial 112 from Mobile Phones


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