Letter from Grant Haar
Hello All ,
I recently worked at the NSWFB‘s Display at the Royal Easter Show
.I met many past and present Firefighters , as well as hundreds of members
of the public - who I might add , remarked on the great job, we do in
PROTECTING THEM , from all types of emergencies and disasters .
One retired Firey , who left quite an impression on me , was 941 S.O.Brian
O‘Gorman aka “ BOGGER “ .
He joined this great job in 1946 - just after the finish of WW2 . He retired
in 1982 after 36 years service .
Stations he served at , as a Firey were 17 , 12 , and HQ (now COS ) .As
an S.O. he served at 10 and 5 from what he could recall .
This spritely 84 y.o, had traveled down by train from the Central Coast
, by himself , as he‘s wife was unwell on the day .
Brian , was amazed at how the “job” had changed , and in particular
was impressed by the” Be Safe Not Sorry “ T.V. Campaign Commercials
we had screening on the large Plasma T.V. in our Display .
He had smoke alarms installed in his home , but was unaware of the SABRE
program ( Until I got into his EAR.............he may have turned down
the volume on his HEARING AID ).
He said , his nearest FIRE Station was Bateau BAY , and that it was permanent
. Brian now knows to contact them , when the battery needs to be replaced
Brian , asked me to say hello to all members out there , to say that he
was fit and well , and that he had now enjoyed 24 years of retirement
“ BOGGER “ ,also said , say hi to all
the Firey‘s that had served under his command .
Thanks for reading this little ditty............
6423 Grant Haar
Community Risk Management
Ph - 9742.7400
Pax - 7264
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