TIM PALLAS COMMEMORATES 100 YEARS AT WERRIBEE FIRE BRIGADE
On Saturday 28 the local State MP, Tim Pallas, attended
the 100th Anniversary event of the Werribee Fire Brigade.
Mr Pallas unveiled a plaque commemorating the 100 years
of service from volunteers in the Brigade.
It also acknowledged the ultimate sacrifice of two
Werribee Fire Brigade members in World War 1.
Mr Pallas said in his speech, “On behalf of the people
of Werribee, I thank the Fire Brigade for their dedication and selfless
devotion to protecting the community.”
Mr Pallas spoke of the extreme appreciation of the
people of Werribee for the continual service and efforts of Brigade members.
Numerous Wyndham City councillors, the local Federal
MP, Joanne Ryan and distinguished officials from the CFA were in attendance.
Mr Pallas recalled in his speech the valour and
sacrifice of the Brigade’s volunteers during some of the dark days of the 1969
and 1977 fires.
The Werribee Brigade has a long and distinguished
history in Werribee. The idea of the Brigade was conceived in 1913 and finally
began in 1915 with quite simple equipment.
It has expanded in time, supporting also the creation
of the integrated Hoppers Crossing and Point Cook fire stations.
The event was a well-attended ceremony and was a
fantastic tribute to local volunteers.
Quotes attributable to Tim Pallas MP;
“It is an honour to pay homage to the inspiring and unflinching service that has
sustained this Brigade”
“The Victorian government has recognised the important work the CFA and its volunteers do for our communities.”
“Without the efforts of volunteers this Brigade would not be possible and our community would be much worse for it.”