Plumpton brigade is classified as Village 2 brigade and is part of the Cumberland Zone. The brigade and has a compliment of approximately fifty to sixty volunteer members and is very active in the community with varied call rates annually, responding to emergency incidents ranging from Structure fires and motor vehicle accidents to grass and bush fires. Plumpton brigade provides a 100% volunteer fire service. Our members come from a wide socio-economic background – each bringing unique skill sets to the brigade team. Every volunteer fire fighter has a job generally in the community where every walk of life can be, and very often is, represented in the service. Plumpton Brigade has been blessed with continued support from all members, both past and present, all of which have one common passion: to provide the Blacktown and wider Cumberland communities with a great volunteer fire service. Our volunteer members are available 365 days a year, however, when required our our members are paged with an alert and we meet at Plumpton station, ready to respond to whatever the incident may be. However, it’s not all glamour and glory with our members undertaking non-emergency activities such as fundraising, community fire awareness through visits to schools and community organisations and competitions/field-days. The brigade also visits areas along the urban interface within our area checking where hydrants are and if they are accessible and operational.
Plumpton is a very social brigade. Friends made through the brigade are friends for life.
Plumpton Rural Fire Station is strategically located close to major motorways and arterial roads, enabling the brigade to respond quickly to all areas of the Cumberland Zone, greater Sydney and New South Wales.
Over the years members of Plumpton Brigade have been involved in all the major campaign fires, floods and storm damage assistance in and around Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Gosford, Greater NSW, Canberra, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.
Plumpton Brigade’s emblem is the phoenix, a mythical bird with a tail of beautiful gold and scarlet plumage. It has a 500 to 1000 year life cycle, and near the end of this it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites. Both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new young phoenix is reborn to live again. The phoenix was also said to regenerate when hurt or wounded by a foe, this being almost immortal and invincible. It is also said that it can heal a person with a tear from its eyes and make them temporarily immune to death. The Phoenix also symbolises the rebirth of the brigade through each of the name changes from the Mount Druitt Volunteer Bushfire brigade to the District brigade to the Headquarters brigade and finally to Plumpton Rural Fire brigade.