The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) South West Slopes Zone will be better prepared for the fire season after the official opening of three new stations, an investment of more than $500,000.

Dudauman Rural Fire Brigade

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke was joined by NSW RFS Area Commander, Chief Superintendent Ian Stewart AFSM, brigade captains and brigade members to open new RFS stations at Crowther, Dudauman and Berremengra.

Crowther Rural Fire Brigade

Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said the new stations will provide important resources for firefighters.

“This $500,000 investment delivers more facilities for volunteers and will enable them to provide a higher level of protection to the communities they serve,” Mr Elliott said.

Berremangra Rural Fire Brigade

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the new stations have allowed local brigades to house their current vehicles and provide better amenities for volunteers to protect their communities.

“All three new stations have replaced farm sheds which previously housed the Brigades’ tankers and I am sure they will be greatly welcomed by the volunteers and the local communities,” she said.

“You only have to look at the last season to see how hard our skilled firefighters and support crews work to keep us safe when bush and grass fires and emergency situations threaten.”

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