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Ivan Chermayeff, graphic designer


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Rural Fire Brigades

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Rural FIre Brigades, like Surf Life Saving clubs, Rotary clubs and countless other volunteer organisations make an immeasurable contribution to communities and places.

Volunteerism itself is a strong symbol of a sense of place. When there are individuals who would freely give their time, even put themselves in danger speaks of a love of country and a love of community.

RFS Brigades contribute to the sociability of a place, not only by extending personal networks but through those simple acts of kids waving at trucks and interested citizens engaging in casual questions. 

Brigades contribute to a sense of place through their imagery. The RFS is a powerful symbol of country towns and those suburbs at the cities’ edge, from the trucks on the roads to the smell and softened light produced by hazard reduction activities.