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History in the making - A momentous occasion

As the clocks moved towards 0800hrs on Monday, 11th March 2013, Captain Farrer sent out his last official page as the Captain, thanking the members for their support over his time as Captain, wishing the members good luck, and handing over the leadership of the Brigade to Officer in Charge, Operations Officer Mark Kennedy, supported by Station Officer Tim Van Den Driest, Leading Firefighter Peter Decker and Firefighter Tim Cochrane as the first day shift commenced for the integrated Rowville Fire Brigade.

After 70 years, 5 months and 6 days, this marks the end of a fully volunteer Fire Brigade which dedicated itself to protecting lives and property, visiting schools and supporting community events whenever possible. Permanent day shift staff will now be supporting the Rowville and adjoining communities. This is a new and exciting time for the Brigade with the building of the new station having commenced on the corner of Le John Street and Wellington Road.

Brigade elections were held on 19th February 2013 and the following volunteer members were elected into the positions of the new structure:

1st Lieutenant John Egbers
2nd Lieutenant Rob Whitelaw
3rd Lieutenant Mark Walker
4th Lieutenant Mark Jackson
5th Lieutenant Chris White
Chairman Andrew Wyborn
Manager Community Safety Brent Van Der Ross
Manager Training Tim Whitelaw
Manager Infrastructure and Equipment John Farrer
Secretary and Manager Finance and Administration Joyce Hollingsworth
Treasurer Eddie McDade

Junior Fire Brigade elections were also held in November 2012 and the following Juniors were elected:

Junior Captain Jessica Walker
Junior Lieutenant Braydon McMahon
Junior Secretary Taylor Lindsay

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