For nearly a century, we have cast a light on the world’s most fascinating places and people – inviting you to bask in their glory, intrigue and wonder. Now, through the Globus family of brands Lighthouse Project, we’re also shining a light on a sea of needs for our planet, its people and places.
Here at the Globus family of brands, we make every effort to conserve and preserve each destination, to protect waterways and wildlife, and shine a light on organisations that do the same. We are proud supporters of Fire Services and Brigades across Australia. They represent beacons of hope for the communities they serve. For September, we’d like to introduce you to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service.
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the world’s largest volunteer fire service with over 76,000 members. These volunteers provide fire and emergency services to 95% of NSW. Started over 100 years ago, coordinated firefighting used to be a rarity with the onus falling on landowners to protect their land and homes themselves. The NSW Government formalised the control of fire prevention at the beginning of the 20th century and the first official record of a fire brigade in NSW was noted in November 1990.
“To provide a world standard of excellence in the provision of a community-based fire and emergency service. To protect the community and our environment we will minimise the impact of fire and other emergencies by providing the highest standards of training, community education, prevention and operational capability.”
– NSW Rural Fire Service vision and mission
In the past year alone, the NSW RFS has attended to more than 25,000 incidents across the state including bush fires, house fires, search and rescue and many more. The NSW RFS also work within the community to reduce the likelihood and consequences of fires occurring with risk management programs put in place and the development of regulations for bush fire prone areas.
They are ordinary people doing extraordinary work to protect our public and private lands, and we are honoured to shine a light on their work and their needs.