Community Engagement

One of the main roles of the Brigade is to provide local residents with information and advice about preparing for and protecting their properties from bush fires. 

This is carried out through information sessions, street meetings, visits to the Sutton Public School and other community group meetings etc. 

The Brigade is also happy to carry out property visits for residents, to provide more specific advice about preparing their property. 

The Brigade also supports other groups and organisations within the community with their events and activities.

For more information or to organise a property visit, please contact Community Engagement Officer

How You Can Help Us

We need a large pool of volunteers, even if some are only called upon occasionally. Callouts occur during the day or night, weekdays or weekends. Here in Sutton we are especially keen to expand our pool of people available on weekdays during normal working hours, as many of our active members work in town.

All volunteers must complete the Basic Training course. For more information contact the Training Officer.

As well as formal training, there are familiarisation days at which trained volunteers can refresh their skills and knowledge and untrained potential volunteers can introduce themselves and check out the picture. 

You may also be able to help without being at the fire front. Murrumbateman Field Days, held annually in October, is our biggest fundraising event. Helping out for an hour or so helps the brigade greatly. If you can lend a hand contact the Events Co-ordinator

We thank, acknowledge and ask that wherever possible, you support our business sponsors, including:

G Bluhm – Alpaca Magic - 0422 733 046

J Cadzon & R Larkey – Olive Growers - 6255 6394 

R Clapham – Lawyer – 0414 400 095

I Cusack – Bwyong Holdings Farming P/L - 0417 683 404 

Graham Darby – Wilkil Weed & Pest Control - 0408 626 013

M Deane – Road Fencing – 6230 3088

Eaglehawk Social Club – Eaglehawk Hotel

P Gillett – P&G Builders P/L - 0407 697 845

R Grubb – Horse Stud & Hay supplies - 0402 048 001

K Hardy & R Medway – Farmers

Ron Hardy - Farming

P&J Harriden – Harriden Constructions - 0418 657 447

M Hatenyi – The Decoration Centre

A Henchman – Saje Planning Consultants - 0418 335 592

Impress Printers – 55 Townsville St Fyshwick - 6280 4238

J Knyvett – Sculptor, Portraits - 6230 3880

Z Koeck – Irrigation systems 

King Wood Mallesons  - Solicitors - 6217 6000 

Andrew McCoullough - McCoullough P/L- Building & Carpentary -      6288 1220 

I & P McDougall - Matuka Cashmere 

I McLeish - Hay sales - 0418 626 188

A Muller – St Gaul Stud, Wiltshire Horn Sheep – 6230 3880

W&M Read – Farming

C&J Schmidt – 0408 624 738

U Schneider- Capital Surveys - 6230 3577

D O’Sullivan – Rural Waste Management – 0419 636 460

Sutton Automotive and Engineering - 6230 3188

Sutton Organic Products – 0439 928 047

Tulip Top Gardens - 6230 3077 

Weerona Apiaries - 6230 3237


 suttonruralfirebrigade@gmail.com          M: 0418 303 232