Heathcote Bush Fire History Tales

Below are some incidents which the brigade has taken part in over the years.
Origins of the Heathcote Bush Fire Brigade
Early History of the Heathcote Bush Fire Brigade
Equipment & Disposition in 1950
How the Ray Watchorn became involved with the Heathcote Brigade
Ray Watchorn reminisces about some of the early fires in the area
Discussion on the future structure of the Briagde 1951.
First constitution from 1952
Shire Clerks Report on the Bush Fire – 19th December 1956.
Revised constitution from 1959
“Report all fires to LB 2721” and other gems from 1960
Equipment problems we all shared back then
Gymkhanas were a way of brigades to display their skills 1963
Heathcote residents sought as members or "volunteers" 1967
Bill Hewison reports on the 1967 bush fires
History of the Sutherland Shire Headquarters Brigade
"We slept the night in the Ivanhoe police cells" Cobar Trip 1974
Reg Schwarze reports back on fire attended near Mildura 1975
Tradgedy in the Royal National Park, on Anana Hill, at Grays Point 1981
Vehicles used when Heathcote and Headquaters combined in 1987
Commendations for two Heathcote H.Q. Brigade Members
How the RFS crest was designed.
A torrential hailstorm hit Sydney's eastern suburbs 1999
Black Christmas strike team heads west 2001
Homes destroyed as bushfires strike Thurlgona Road Oct 2002
Tangara train left the rails Friday 31 January 2003
An article which appeared in the Sutherland Shire Leader 2006
A small fire contained in the Woolwash area of the army range 2006