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NTFRS 75 Years Anniversary

The Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service (NTFRS) are proudly celebrating 75 Years serving the Territory community.

Click here for the 75 Years Gala Dinner

In 1941, in the midst of war, the Darwin Brigade was formed.

By 31 October 1941, Pye had received twenty two applications from which he was able to choose a suitable crew of nine men to establish Darwin Fire Brigade.

These firemen officially commenced with the Darwin Fire Brigade on 17 November 1941, launching the start of the NTFRS.

On 19 February 1942, the Japanese launched the first of many air raids against Darwin. To this day, the NT Fire and Rescue Service is still the only Australian capital city fire service to serve under enemy fire.

This event led to a commitment that saw the service evolve to what is now 25 Stations, staffed by 180 full time members and 300 volunteers serving across the Northern Territory.

While some commemorations have already taken place, official celebrations began November 2016 with a media launch where the ‘75 Years’ logo and a time capsule, converted from an old brass fire extinguisher, were unveiled.

The extinguisher time capsule will travel to each station over the yearlong celebrations, finishing in Darwin to be sealed and re-opened on the 100th Anniversary; engraved with the firefighter’s prayer.

 

When I am called to duty Lord,
Where ever fires may be,
May I fulfil my calling
And give the best in me.

Author Unknown

 

Celebrations will take place across the Territory to engage the community and commemorate the commitment of past and present NTFRS members including their families.

 

NTFRS 75 Years public events: 

 

Date

Time

Location 

Event

15/12/2016

1800-2000 

Darwin and Region 

Stuff the Bus Christmas Lights Parade 

26/01/2017 

1030-1700 

Maryanne Dam, Tennant Creek 

Tennant Creek Fire Station Family Day in conjunction with Australia Day activities      

19/02/2017 

0930-1045 

Cenotaph Darwin 

Bombing of Darwin Day Commemorative Service 

25/03/2017 

0800-1200 

PMC

PFES Safety Expo with NTFRS April Fools smoke alarm campaign 

08/04/2017 

0900-1200 

Todd Mall, Alice Springs

PFES Safety Expo with NTFRS April Fools smoke alarm campaign 

22/04/217 

1000-1600

325 Whitewood Road, Howard Springs    

Howard Springs Volunteer Fire Brigades 30th Birthday

30/04/2017

0800-1800    

TBD

NT Fire Fighter Championships

04/05/2017

TBD

Territory Wide

International Fire Fighters Day Parade

05/05/2017

1830-0000 

SkyCity Darwin's Beachside Pavilion

NTFRS 75 Years Gala Dinner

06/05/217

1700-1900

Katherine

Festival of the Dry Launch

13/05/2017

1830-0000

Jabiru

Jabiru Fire Station's 35th Birthday Dinner

01/07/2017

1800-2000

Nhulunbuy

Nhulunbuy Fire Station's Territory Day Celebrations

July 2017

All Shows

NT Show Circuit

75 Years Show Circuit Display

20/08/2017

0900-1400

Alice Springs Fire Station

20 Year Celebration of existing Alice Springs Station

October 2017    

TBD

Yulara Fire Station

Yulara Fire Station Open Day

 

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