DROUIN FIRE BRIGADE

Told by John Atkins and Duncan Holman 2017

John Atkins, 2016

Duncan Holman, 2017

John Atkins

Introduction

00.11             Early Brigade history.

00.40             John’s career.

01.03             Fires.

01.17             Changes – equipment, training.

02.20             New fire station.

02.57             2009 fires – changes to training.

04.03             Pumper

04.18             Communications.

05.05             Special apparatus training, trucks, uniforms.

08.14             Chemical spills.

10.42             Old fire station.

12.55             Transfer to new fire station.

13.50             Fireground conditions, some fires.

18.30             Financial support.

21.08             Membership, peer support, community activities.

Duncan Holman

 

Introduction

00.38             Water comes to Drouin

01.56             Wally Gerrard Captain

02.42             Clothing

03.00             Dodge pumper

03.24             Running team & other members

04.10             Wally Gerrard and discipline instilled

04.56             Clothing, Purchase of bike and army service

06.00             Flaxmill fire, Ernie Brough

06.34             1939 fires

07.42             Old fire station and bell

08.24             Jinta Black’s truck and reel and Fargo

09.26             Four captains all long stayers

09.56             Move to Masonic hall

10.33             CFA history

10.53             Marriage and move to Longwarry

12.30             Drouin Primary School recollections

12.53             Working life

John Atkins, Drouin

1940 fire crew

1940 fire crew with hose at crossing 

Old Fire House, near Memorial Park, Drouin

Open Day 2007

New Fire House c.2005

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