Brigade Giving Back To Their Partners


On Saturday, May 12th firefighters at Rolleston Fire Brigade arranged an event that was designed to give back to their partners. The day was planned in recognition of the sacrifices firefighters’ partners  and their families make, and the support they give.

“We wanted to say thank you for the support they give us.  It’s  not something we say enough but we truly appreciate all that partners do for our families, while we are out doing our thing,” a spokesperson for the Brigade said.

The day started with everyone meeting at the Fire Station for a glass of bubbles and a chat about the plan for the day.

Then was there was a short trip down the road to arrive at Melton Estate. There the group was joined by Area Commander Dave Berry, before sitting down  to enjoy a meal and some of the vineyard’s finest.

Children were definitely not forgotten in the plans for the day and were entertained in ‘daddy day care’ back at the station. They were kept busy with a bouncy castle, card making, and guitar hero, as well as many other activities.

Once the partners were back at the Station, they were treated to  more refreshments while the firefighters in the family prepared and cooked a spit-roast (even cleaned-up afterwards too!) for the planned family evening.

It has been reported that this will be an annual event, and plans are already being talked about for next year.