Keysborough Fire Brigade

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Brigade History

1938 - (19th January) Dandenong Bush Fire Brigade (D.B.F.B.) registered with Bush Fire Brigades Committee

1939 - Major Bush Fires in Victoria. More community interest in D.B.F.B.

1944 - D.B.F.B. reformed with group centers in Hampton Park and Lysterfield as well as Dandenong and Keysborough.

1945 - D.B.F.B. Receives further tanker, ex-army Bedford.

1948 - D.B.F.B. builds truck shed at the rear of Dandenong fire station in Robinson Street, Dandenong.

1949 - R.O. Brocchi congratulates the brigade on it's performance over the past year and stated that the brigade was one of the best equipped in his region.

1955 - Fire truck and equipment shifted to Keysborough.

1956 - D.B.F.B. renamed Keysborough Rural Fire Brigade (K.R.F.B.)

1959 - Region 8 demo knapsack race won in record time by G. Allen. This record still stands.

1961 - K.R.F.B. Station in Chapel Road officially opened by the chairman of the Country Fire Authority Mr R. J. Mc Farlane.

1961 - K.R.F.B. holds Region 8 demos at Keysborough Reserve.

1963 - Siren installed at station.

1963 - K.R.F.B. holds Region 8 demos at Keysborough Reserve.

1963 - Keysborough wins discipline event at Region 10 demos.

1964 - Keysborough wins discipline event at state demos held at Frankston.

1965 - Region 26 is created from parts of Regions 8 and 13.

1970 - Region 8 demos won outright by Keysborough.

1973 - Keysborough wins discipline event at Region 8 demos.

1983 - Ash Wednesday fires.

1985 - J Model Bedford replaced by International C1500 Tanker.

1986 - Emergency Services display held at Parkmore Shopping Center.

1986 - Tanker 2 cab chassis purchased.

1987 - (27th Jan) Tanker 2 fully operational.

1989 - Isuzu 2.2D tanker delivered to Keysborough.

1991 - Noble Park Lions Club donates two positive pressure B.A.'s.

1991 - K.R.F.B. Plans extensions to fire station.

1992 - Extension to station built.

1994 - Fundraising commences for replacement of Tanker II Cab Chassis.

1995 - Companies and organisations contribute over $9,000 in major donations to replace Tanker II.

1995 - New Mitsubishi Canter Cab Chassis purchased for Tanker II.

1995 - (16th April) Tanker II operational with new Cab Chassis.

2004 - (23rd April) Keysborough Rural Fire Brigade becomes Keysborough Urban Fire Brigade.