Hawkesbury Communications Rural Fire Brigade provides communications and operational support to the Hawkesbury District of the NSW Rural Fire Service. Run by volunteers from all walks of life and all ages. Our primary role is to staff the operations room at the Fire Control Centre at Wilberforce on Saturdays but are also called upon during days of high fire danger, Total Fire Bans and to assist with communications during hazard reductions.
During Section 44 Declarations, the group maintain a 24 hour roster, providing continuous, around the clock support to crews in the field.
The group also has a mobile communications van and frequently assist in the training and assessment sessions at Upper Colo for the Advanced Firefighter and Crew Leader courses.
A number of members are qualified Aviation Radio Operators and are often found on air bases during major incidents, often being deployed out of area for up to 5 days at a time.