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A volunteer fire-fighting organization.‘bushfire brigades across the state have been told to prepare for the worst’
- ‘My father went out at 5 am this morning with his volunteer bushfire brigade.’
- ‘Through my involvement in the bushfire brigade I know she has extended the same support there.’
- ‘How important do you think it is for the bushfire brigades to be vigilant in keeping an eye out for arsonists in their midst?’
- ‘Others will receive the medal for contributions ranging from long service to rural bushfire brigades, to hospital fundraising and other charity work.’
- ‘Bushfire Brigade members are writing to our community newspaper, claiming that regulations are preventing them from organising any proper hazard reduction.’
- ‘Of course we know that the volunteer bushfire brigade will come to our fire whether we come to their breakfast or not.’
- ‘Engagement in these voluntary groups produces a direct outcome, for the bushfire brigade - a group that can attend to a fire.’
- ‘The Bowling Club is holding an event to raise money for the local bushfire brigade.’
- ‘Alice Springs Volunteer Bushfire Brigade will take advantage tonight of the local sittings of Parliament to lobby the Territory Government for a better deal.’
- ‘They may dismiss the suggestion that what they do in the local bushfire brigade could be a useful trigger to some more formal learning.’
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