About Us

ABOUT US

Welcome To Loftus Volunteer Bushfire Brigade.  Loftus, Located In The Sutherland Shire, In Sydney's South, Is A Suburb Bordering The Northern Entrance To The Royal National Park.

As Well As The Primary Function To Suppress Bushfires, The Brigade Regularly Attend A Wide Variety Of Other Incidents.

These Include Responses To Caltex Oil Refinery, Kurnell, Motor Vehicle Accidents And Providing Assistance To Other Services. As Well As Providing Crews To Larger Emergencies Such As, Catastrophic Bush Fires Or Natural Disasters Across NSW And Interstate.

There Are Approximately 50 Active Members That Train Regularly To Operate Our Two Category One Bushfire Appliances (Loftus 1 Alpha And Loftus 1 Bravo) And One Personnel Carrier (Loftus PC).

We Are Always Looking For New Members, If Your Interested In Becoming A Volunteer Firefighter Please Read The Application Process or Contact Us.

 
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Our Members

Our Vehicles

Our Years of Protecting The Community (2018)

Our Calls (and Counting)

OUR CAPTAINS

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J. Chadwick
1954 - 1955 & 1958 & 1961
1954 - 1955 & 1958 & 1961
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D. Strike
1956
1956
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N. Piermont
1957 & 1960
1957 & 1960
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F. Fahey
1959
Fred Fahey - 1959
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V. Webber
1962 - 1963
1962 - 1963
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1964
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P. McCue
1965 - 1966
Peter McCue - 1965 - 1966 - Peter also served as brigade Secretary during his time as a Loftus member.
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C. Coward
1967
1967
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N. Ryan
1968 - 1970
1968 - 1970
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T. Jenkins
1971
1971
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G. Nelson
1972 - 1975
Gavin Nelson - 1972 - 1975 - Gavin served as Captain of Loftus for 4 years, followed by 1 year as brigade President.
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H. McDermott
1976 - 1978
Harry McDermott - 1976 - 1978 - Along with his 3 years of service as Captain to the Loftus brigade, Harry also served a brigade President for 4 years.
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R. Pope
1979 - 1982 & 1986 - 1989
Raymond Pope - (Life Member) - 1979 - 1982 & 1986 - 1989 - Raymond (Popey) became a member of Loftus in November 1968. Raymond was a Loftus brigade institution, he was a mentor to many Loftus members. Raymond was an extremely active member of the brigade holding roles both operationally and within the executive. As well as being one of our longest serving Captains, totalling 8 years within the role, he also served as brigade President for 7 years, 6 of those continuous.
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M. Balfour
1983 - 1985
Murray Balfour - 1983 - 1985 - Murray was elected to the rank of Captain at the 1983 AGM. Murray also held executive roles within the brigade serving as Treasurer for 4 years.
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R. Evans
1990 - 1996
Rodney Evans - (Life Member) - 1990 - 1996 - Rodney (Rod) joined Loftus in December 1981. Rodney held many roles within the brigade, both operationally as a Deputy Captain and Senior Deputy Captain, and also within the executive as both Secretary and Treasurer. Rodney was one of our longest serving Captains, volunteering 7 continuous years to the role. 
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S. Franks
1997 - 1998
Steve Franks - (Life Member) - 1997 - 1998 - Steve (Franksie) became a member of Loftus in November 1981. Steve held many roles during his time as a Loftus member including Deputy Captain, Senior Deputy Captain and ultimately Captain before leaving to pursue a professional career within the Rural Fire Service.
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P. Franks
1999 - 2001
Peter Franks - 1999 - 2001 - Peter (Trolley) was elected to the rank of Captain at the 1999 AGM. He served as Captain for 3 years following on from his brother. Peter held many roles within Loftus, including Deputy Captain and Secretary.
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T. Porter
2002 - 2005 (Half Term)
Troy Porter - (Life Member) - 2002 - 2005 (Half Term) - Troy (T-roy) became a member of Loftus in February 1989. Troy held many roles during his time as a member of Loftus including those of Deputy Captain, Senior Deputy Captain, President and 5 years as brigade Treasurer. Troy resigned as Captain to pursue a professional role within the Rural Fire Service. Troy was nominated as a Life Member of Loftus in 2017. 
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M. Alyward
2005 (Half Term) - 2006 (Half Term)
Michael Alyward - 2005 (Half Term) - 2006 (Half Term) - Michael (Mick) joined the Rural Fire Service in January 1981, moving to Loftus in June the same year. Michael was elected to Captain at a mid term SGM after the previous Captain received an interstate opportunity. Michael himself was then offered an interstate opportunity 6 months into the following term of 2006.
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G. Munsie
2006 (Half Term) - 2009
Greg Munsie - (Life Member) - 2006 (Half Term) - 2009 - Greg joined Loftus during February 1985 and was elected to the rank of Captain during a mid term SGM in 2006. Greg was nominated as a Life Member of Loftus in 2009.
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R. Short
2010 - 2012
Ronald Short - 2010 - 2012 - Ron (Shorty) joined Loftus in August 1983. Throughout his career he held various positions, including 4 years as brigade President. Ron was elected Captain at the 2010 AGM.
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M. Harvey
2013 - Present
Michael Harvey - (Life Member) - 2013 - Present. Michael (Harvey) joined Loftus in November 1996. After spending many years in the brigade he was elected to the rank of Deputy Captain in 2010. In 2012 he became Senior Deputy Captain followed by Captain the following year.  Michel was nominated as a Life Member of Loftus in 2017.