Brigade celebration ends with call-outs

Former Sutton Grange and Myrtle Creek Brigade captains Bill Byrne and Mac Barty with current captain Noel Davis (centre foreground) with brigade and community members celebrating the brigade's 100th anniversary last Sunday. Photos: Peter Weaving

Eve Lamb

The critically important place that the Sutton Grange and Myrtle Creek Fire Brigade occupies in the local community was well illustrated when it celebrated it’s 100th anniversary on Sunday.
The centenary celebrations, complete with commemorative plaque unveiling took place in the morning and were duly marked before VIPs and an appreciative crowd of about 70.
But not long after the day’s official program had wrapped up at about midday, brigade members had to quickly switch their reminiscing and tea cups for their protective gear and procedural protocols as many rushed off to attend two separate call outs on the same day.
“You could say it was a busy start to the new year,” reflected brigade comms officer Andrew Weaving.
The first callout that came through shortly after 1pm was to a fire at … Get the full story in today’s Mail