AROUND 150 people gathered at Furner on Saturday to reflect on the 30th
anniversary of the devastating Ash Wednesday bushfires that swept across
the region on February 16, 1983.
The SAFFM provided Memorabilia, such as recovered items, as well as photographs, press
cuttings and television news footage from the 1983 events at the Furner Hall throughout the afternoon.
The SAFFM has produced a run of caps featuring the SAFFM emblem on the front or sale now. Please contact Rex for details on how to purchase these items.
Museum on Show
TATIARA community health menís business group visited the SA Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum in Naracoorte last week. More details in the What's Happening section.
A donated Coventry Climax Pump and Motor
The SA Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum Inc. has taken delivery of a Coventry Climax Engine and pump, kindly donated to them by Kim Shipway.
A new name for the CFS Heritage Committee
The CFS Heritage Committee has a new name, the SA Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum Inc.
The Dennis Pumper arrives in Naracoorte
The Dennis Pumper, las in service with the Morphett Vale CFS brigade has arrived in Naracoorte to be part of the Heritage Appliance Collection. More details to follow.
$250k CFS museum for Naracoorte
Significant steps are being taken for Naracoorte to house a
permanent and public display of historic fire-fighting vehicles, CFS
uniforms, photographs and other memorabilia from all parts of SA. If
all goes to plan, a purpose-built pavilion for the State museum costing
about $250,000 will be erected in the grounds of the Sheepís Back
Museum in MacDonnell St.
In-principle agreement for such a
development has recently been struck between the Naracoorte National
Trust branch (owners of the Sheepís Back Museum), and the SA Volunteer
Fire Fighters Museum Incorporated. The next stage of the proposal is to develop a business plan and detailed drawings which are agreeable to the two organisations.The drawings must also comply with the regulatory requirements of Naracoorte Lucindale Council.
CFS Heritage Committee has announced the acquisition of a decommissioned CFS
tanker to be added to its fleet of historic vehicles.
former Coonalpyn tanker had been in service since the early 1980s and later
became the property of the Coorong District Council.
Coonalpyn tanker will be housed in the CFS
at Naracoorte, adding to its existing fleet of 18 historic CFS
See the 'What's Happening
' page for more information.