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A joint training session of local brigades including Wilsons Creek and Main Arm RFS and Mullumbimby’s 388 brigade within NSW Fire and Rescue took place last Sunday. Photo Ewan Willis.

Aslan Shand

The Mullumbimby Rural Fire Service (RFS) recently welcomed their new captain, Phill Le Marinel, who said he is excited about growing the brigade.

‘We have had seven applications to join the Mullumbimby RFS brigade in the last two weeks, and we are really excited about attracting more members and engaging with the community,’ captain Le Marinel told The Echo.

Captain of Wilsons Creek RFS, John Milford, congratulates recently elected captain of the Mullumbimby RFS, Phill Le Marinel, at a joint training exercise on Sunday. Photo Aslan Shand

‘Looking to the future, we are going to have regular training, as all other brigades do. We are looking forward to joint training and working with other brigades.’

They kickstarted the process last Sunday, at a joint training session with local brigades Wilsons Creek and Main Arm RFS and Mullumbimby’s NSW Fire and Rescue 388 brigade.

This saw many new members getting the chance to learn from more experienced firefighters and work on a range of different vehicles and equipment.

‘We are particularly interested in people who live within Mullumbimby town and who are able to respond during the day to get in touch to join the brigade,’ said captain Le Marinel.

Vollies welcome

‘We are also looking to engage with community organisations who would like to work with the RFS, for example schools etc – I’m keen to co-ordinate that too.’

If you are interested in finding out more about joining up with your local brigade, give Phill a call on 0419 992 423.

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