DROUIN FIRE BRIGADE

Told by John Atkins and Duncan Holman 2017

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John Atkins, 2016

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Duncan Holman, 2017

00.00             Introduction by Keith Cook

00.11             John Atkins 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.

 

00.00             Duncan Holman's early life 

                      Joining the Drouin Fire Brigade

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

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John Atkins, Drouin

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1940 fire crew

1940 fire crew with hose at crossing 

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Old Fire House, near Memorial Park, Drouin

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Open Day 2007

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New Fire House c.2005

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Duncan Holman 80 year service medal May 2019 CFA news