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Eynesbury CFA’s official formation
Eynesbury CFA has found its place in its new community since forming as a brigade in July this year.
An official formation celebration was held for Eynesbury Fire Brigade in November and was hosted by CFA Acting Chair, Claire Higgins.
Captain Jim Cooper said Eynesbury Fire Brigade now had about 30 members and had attended around 30 fire calls.
“We’ve got some very keen brigade members which is fantastic,” Jim said.
“And their enthusiasm is not just limited to operations, they’re all very involved in the fundraising side of things as well as community safety.”
Jim said this included a Santa Run hosted by Eynesbury CFA recently in which brigade volunteers got around to almost every house in town.
He said the brigade had become well connected with the local community as well as neighbouring brigades.
“It’s important we recognise the great support we’ve had from Melton and Parwan brigades as well as District 14,” Jim said.
“We’ve definitely proved the need for a brigade in this area – while we’re quite isolated here there is expected to be huge growth in Eynesbury over the next 10 years.”
CFA Northern and Western Metropolitan Regional Director, Greg Esnouf, said the enthusiasm of Eynesbury volunteers had been fantastic and had seen it run a successful training and recruitment program.
“I would also like to thank GEO Developments who assisted in getting this brigade up and running in Eynesbury.”
Pictures by Blair Dellemijn – CFA Communities and Communication.