Welcome to the Ocean Grove Fire Brigade
The role of the Ocean Grove Fire Brigade is to deliver CFA services to the community and to assist the community to minimise damage to life, property and the environment. These days the CFA does much more than fighting fires, and responds to a wide variety of incidents. These range from putting out wildfires to responding to urban emergencies such as house fires, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, and assisting the State Emergency service with storm and flood rescue. The CFA has also taken on an increasing role in community education and fire prevention. The Brigade provides these services to the Ocean Grove Community through the dedication it its members and the fantastic support of local businesses and fundraising activities. Funds raised by the brigade are fed back into the community of Ocean Grove through the purchase of new equipment and the maintenance of existing equipment.
The Ocean Grove Fire Brigade is a volunteer Brigade consisting of both male and female members and is always on the lookout for new volunteers and would welcome your enquiry.
This web site provides a host of information regarding the Brigade and it's commitment to the Ocean Grove community.
Officer In Charge, Ian Beswicke welcomed the Rotarians to the station and provided a brief update on the progress of integration activities. This was followed up by a short address by Captain Steve Gibbs. The Rotary club also presented the brigade with a donation of $2,500 which will go towards the Brigade's new Heavy Tanker which is due to be delivered in November this year.
The Ocean Grove Fire Brigade would like to thank Rotary for their ongoing support and kind donations.
The book covers from inception to integration, including a brief history of the township of Ocean Grove, the beginnings of the Brigade, a history of each station, the equipment and appliances, biographies, integration and more. It also includes photographs of many former & current members, stations and fire trucks.
The book is available on-line at http://www.oceangrovecfa.com.au/index.php/history.
For the time being the career fire fighters are working day shift from Monday to Friday (7:45am - 6:15pm). The volunteers will continue to cover the nights and weekends for the time being. It is anticipated that in the near future, additional shifts will be added to the roster so as it can then move to whats called a 10/14 roster system, hence a 24x7 response from the career fire fighters.
The Ocean Grove Fire Brigade volunteers welcome the arrival of our fellow career fire fighters and look forward to working closely with them to provide a top grade service to the Ocean Grove and surrounding communities.