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

The Two Towers

HK Support Brigades Two Fire Towers: Berowra and Galston.

Berowra Fire Tower

 

The Berowra Fire Tower, located on the Pacific Highway, just south of Cowan, was officially opened on the 29th October 2000. Crew members keep a keen eye out for smoke in the Hornsby Shire area and along with Galston Fire Tower spot, triangulate and report smoke sightings.

The Tower normally operates on the first weekend of each month and the following Tuesday and Wednesday, and on all Total Fire Bans (weather permitting).

AS the tower is 34 metres high, members need a healthy respect for heights and the ability to climb ladders. Once u there, the tower offers one of the best views of Sydney!

Galston Fire Tower

Galston Fire Tower

The 18 metre tower began operation in 1977 and is located off Crosslands Road at Galston. The tower was created out of a redundant electricity pylon that members of the Galston Bush Fire Brigade transformed. The cabin was built from steel at the Galston RFS station and lowered on to the top of the pylon with a crane. Galston Fire tower operates in conjunction with the Berowra Fire Tower.

The tower is completely solar powered and has been since it was built.

From the Tower a 360-degree view takes in the lower Blue Mountains, the Central Coast and the North Shore.

 

 

 

 

Volunteering

If you are interested in joining the RFS to assist with this kind of role, can you email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Training in Map Reading, First Aid and Radio Procedures is provided.

 

Hornsby Shire Weather

Wednesday

 
Max:
Mostly clear.
Thursday

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

Min: 22
Max: 33
Partly cloudy.
Saturday

Min: 23
Max: 30
Shower or two.
Sunday

Min: 19
Max: 29
Shower or two.
Monday

Min: 18
Max: 24
Shower or two.
Tuesday

Min: 16
Max: 25
Cloudy.
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