Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Support Brigade

  • Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Support Brigade
  • Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Support Brigade
  • Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Support Brigade
  • Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Support Brigade
  • Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Support Brigade
  • Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Support Brigade

About Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Support Brigade

Support Brigade history

The Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai District (HKD)Support Brigade is a NSW Rural Fire Service brigade located within the grounds of the HKD Fire Control Centre at 1049 Pacific Highway, Cowan, NSW 2081.

In June 2007, a working party was convened to determine the feasibility of establishing a "Logistics" brigade for the Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai districts. With the assistance of the District Manager and Group Captains, and under the stewardship of Captain Alan Barnwell, the HKD Logistics Brigade was established on the 14th of April 2008. The brigade's name was officially changed to the HKD Support Brigade soon after.

Since then the brigade has evolved to cover 4 main groups - Operations/Logisitcs, Berowra Fire Tower, Galston Fire Tower and untill recently Aviation support.

The Support Brigade is one of three  "non-operational" (ie non-firefighting) brigades within the Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai District; which also include the Communications and Catering brigades.

Our members and their roles

Our membership comes from all walks of life, and includes men and women from their early 20s through to their late 70s and beyond. Some are retired, experienced firefighters; some are active in other parts of the Rural Fire Service; and some have no prior firefighting experience, but are committed, enthusiastic volunteers who are keen to support their local community in a particularly valuable way.

We are always looking for more members. Our brigade is unique in offering a wide array of roles to suit almost anyone, from administrative tasks to field roles.

Individual roles could include any or all of the following:


  • Incident Management Team (IMT) Logisitcs Cell administration support
  • Telephone reception and Logging assistance
  • Transport management and organisation
  • Crew relief organisation


  • Driving of 4WD vehicles and small buses for delivery of personnel, meals and firefighting supplies
  • Driving of filler tanker
  • Driving of supply truck for deployment of buoywalls etc
  • Both on-road and off-road driving
  • Transport off-sider including navigation and radio operation


  • Staging and Assembly Area management
  • Field logistics support at major incidents and hazard reductions
  • Field communications assistance
  • and assisting with Aviation support - Air pads and buoywall set up and management

If this sounds interesting to you, please consider joining our brigade.

Hornsby Shire Weather


Mostly clear.

Min: 21
Max: 39
Late cool change. Partly cloudy.

Min: 22
Max: 33
Partly cloudy.

Min: 23
Max: 30
Shower or two.

Min: 19
Max: 29
Shower or two.

Min: 18
Max: 24
Shower or two.

Min: 16
Max: 25
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