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Kogarah Fire Station celebrates 100 years' service

Published: 12th May 2007

NSW Fire Brigades Commissioner Greg Mullins today congratulated firefighters for a century of exceptional service at Kogarah Fire Station.

Commissioner Mullins joined the Member for Kogarah, Cherie Burton, Mayor Michael Kitmiridis and other guests for an official ceremony at the Gray Street fire station.

“It gives me great pleasure to join past and present Kogarah firefighters and members of the local community to celebrate the remarkable achievement of a century of service,” Commissioner Mullins said.

“Local people are deservedly proud of this station’s heritage. This is an important milestone for the community and a time to acknowledge those who have protected them over the last century.”

Commissioner Mullins thanked all firefighters who had served at the station since it was opened in April 1907.

“Firefighting has come a long way since Kogarah station opened. In 1907 firefighters responded to emergencies in a horse drawn carriage. In 1919, Kogarah became the first station in the St George district to receive a motorised fire engine. Today the station accommodates 48 firefighters who have state-of-the-art equipment to deal with fires, hazardous material incidents, road accidents and other emergencies.

“Our firefighters across NSW do a vitally important job protecting residents, businesses, property and the environment,” Commissioner Mullins said.

The celebrations included a formal ceremony, marching bands, vintage fire engines and community safety displays.