Local Firies Welcome Santa and his Elves
Santa season is upon us! If you are a resident of Harrington Park, Oran Park, Elderslie, or Spring Farm, then look out for the RFS Santas and Elves coming to you on Saturday 9th December 2023 with the Santa Run.
Starting at 10:00am (all times approx.), they will begin at Harrington Park Reserve Youth Play Space (Waterford Way). This will be followed by Oran Park Skate Park (Peter Brock Drive) at 10:30am, then Dawson-Damer Park Splash Park at 11:15am, before heading to Elderslie and Spring Farm.
As far as we can tell, the first Santa Run was run by Belrose Fire Station in 1960. The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the lead combat agency for bush fires in NSW. For over 100 years, they have been a significant part of the history and landscape of NSW. Working closely with other agencies, they respond to a range of emergencies including structure fires, motor vehicle accidents and storms that occur within rural fire districts.
Christmas is typically the RFS Narellan Brigade’s favourite time of the year. They said that they all love Christmas and the Santa Run, as well as seeing the smiling faces when the kids see Santa and the truck. Most of the brigade members have young children, and so they appreciate that they can give back to the community who are so generous to the RFS during the year.
Santa and the Elves will be handing out lollies for the kids. You can grab a photo with them and also next to the RFS trucks.
Aside from the RFS Santa Run, you can catch up with the local Brigade at the Cobbitty Christmas Markets on December 2nd and at the Bunnings Christmas Markets on December 7th. You may have already seen them at the Camden Christmas Festival last month too.
Narellan Rural Fire Brigade is a volunteer fire station in the Macarthur Zone, and they are always looking for new members. If you have been thinking about joining, then get along to the Shed on a Monday night or check them out on Facebook. See more at: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volunteer/join-the-nsw-rfs
The NSW RFS is the world’s largest volunteer firefighting organisation, with over 70,000 volunteers and more than 2,000 brigades. Members of the NSW RFS are trained to very high levels of competence to ensure they know what to do in an emergency.
The NSW RFS aims to reduce the likelihood and consequence of fires occurring. This involves comprehensive risk management programs to reduce bush fire hazards, reduce fire ignitions and the development of regulations for bush fire prone areas.