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Summertown CFS turns 50
Submitted On Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Submitted By Pip McGowan

This year Summertown & Districts CFS Brigade is celebrating 50 years to service to the Adelaide Hills community. To the make the occasion Summertown CFS is organising an open afternoon on Sunday November 18th at which its new extension will be opened, and service awards and medals presented by CFS Chief Officer Euan Ferguson.

‘The occasion co-incides with the start of the bushfire season and we will be providing local residents with up to date bushfire prevention and safety information’ said Summertown CFS Captain Peter Bonython. Visitors will also be able to inspect both new and historic equipment including the ‘blitz’ one of War World II era fire fighting units used by Summertown into the 1980s and learn about how the brigade operates.

Displays include audiovisual presentations of bushfire safety and photographs and documents of Ash Wednesday 1983. Summertown was in the path of the Ash Wednesday fire and the Brigade lost one of its members fighting that fire near Mt Lofty.

The Brigade has over 20 active firefighters from all walks of life. It acts as the local emergency service attending everything from car accidents to rescuing trapped animals.

Members of the community and former Brigade members are invited to visit the Summertown Station from 12.15pm with the formal presentations taking place at 2.15pm.

For further information contact David Bamford,
President, Summertown & Districts CFS Brigade ( wk 8201 5542; home 8390 1203)

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