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Volunteers' Family Day at Cessnock - Sunday 27 July

Sunday, 22 June 2014

The NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA) is extending an invitation to NSW RFS volunteers, staff and their families from across Gloucester/Great Lakes, Hunter Valley, Lower Hunter, Mid Coast District, the Lakes team and the Upper Hunter to come along to a special Volunteers’ Family Day at the Civic Indoor Sports Centre, Mount View Road , Cessnock  on Sunday,  27 July between 11am and 3pm.


Events will include lunch, a lucky ticket draw, the NSW RFSA mobile shop, live music, jumping castle and other activties for the kids; and it is FREE for members of the NSW RFS and their families.


“Our Volunteers’ Family Days are a great way to show the volunteers how much we appreciate them, said RFSA President Tim Arnott.


“Both 2013 and 2014 to date have been very busy years and the RFS members in the region and surrounds are an extraordinary group of people who have faced extremely hazardous situations and selflessly given up their time to protect the community around them.


“And at such times, it is often their families who miss out, so these days provide an opportunity to spend some quality family time together, have a chat to fellow NSW RFS members and to also have some fun.


“Members of the RFS Critical Incident Support Team and RFS Chaplains Ian and Kerry Spall, will be in attendance on the day should anyone want to have a chat or need that bit of support.


“The kids will have things to keep them amused and the RFSA team will be there on the day to welcome you.  It’s our way of supporting our Members and saying ‘thank you’ to them.


“We hope to see as many members of the RFS as possible making their way to the Civic Indoor Sports Centre on Sunday July 27. It will be a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.”


Members who would like to attend the Volunteers’ Family Day are asked to RSVP by Friday, 18 July to:


Victoria Hood                           

P: 02 4722 2122                       



The RFSA hosts Volunteers’ Family Days in locations across NSW. It is a component in a comprehensive program the Association conducts to support its members to protect the community. The RFSA represents the 70,000 volunteers & staff of the NSW Rural Fire Service. The RFSA is not a union, is not connected to a political party and there are no joining fees. We are managed by our Members with some 50 branches within 16 Divisions across NSW.