Story: Fires and fire services

A long-serving volunteer

A long-serving volunteer

A member of the Pōrangahau Volunteer Fire Brigade receives a gold star for 25 years of service. People often join volunteer fire brigades as a way of meeting others and helping their local community. They give many hours of unpaid service – though 25 years is exceptional.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Fires and fire services - Firefighters', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010