A new shed for Tidbinbilla RFS

The new Tidbinbilla RFS Shed

Today I joined with the volunteers of Tidbinbilla RFS Brigade to mark the opening of their new shed (station).

After spending 30 years in the old shed just down Paddys River Road it was great to see the brigade take possession of the new $2.1 million facility at its new location at the entrance to Birrigai Education Centre in the Tidbinbilla Valley.

Tidbinbilla Brigade is one of the ACT’s oldest RFS brigades with a history stretching back over 50 years.  The Brigade provides essential wildfire response to many rural properties, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Corin Forest and even the nearby Tidbinbilla Deep Space Tracking Station!

The new shed includes 4 vehicle bays, training and office space and modern toilets, shower. locker room and kitchen area.  Much more than just a shed, Tidbinbilla RFS is a modern RFS station which can meet the many needs of the RFS and the local community in times of emergency and in ongoing training.

Congratulations to Tidbinbilla RFS Brigade and here’s to another 50 years!

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Checking out the three new medium tankers for Molonglo, Southern and Jerrabomberra Brigades with (l to r ) Jamie Lankford, Peter Wolfe and Dave Tunbridge

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