Silverdale firefighters band together to give back to the community

Silverdale RFS volunteers worked hard to fight the Green Wattle Creek fire.
Silverdale RFS volunteers worked hard to fight the Green Wattle Creek fire.

Silverdale and Warragamba firefighters want to show the community just how grateful they are for their support.

Residents donated food, supplies and funds to local firies as they battled the extensive Green Wattle Creek bushfire.

Silverdale Rural Fire Service (RFS) will host a family fun day on Saturday, February 8 to give back to the people who gave so much.

Event organiser Carolyn Lambeth said she knew how appreciative the local brigades were.

"I am not a volunteer myself but my husband and my two children are," she said.

"I saw how busy they were over the course of fighting the Green Wattle Creek fire and as a family member I also got to see and hear first hand just how overwhelmed and happy they were to have so much support from the community."

Ms Lambeth said residents went out of their way to support the firies.

"People donated food, drinks, supplies and funds to help them out," she said.

"Nearby residents would also stay up and keep an eye on the volunteer's cars because some of them were broken into while they were off fighting the fire.

"They just went above and beyond."

The free community event will have something for people of all ages.

There will be a free sausage sizzle and drinks, live music, a reptile show, a photo display and much more.

"The guys from Fire and Rescue 489 in Warragamba will also come to the event and do a live demonstration where they will cut a car in half," Ms Lambeth said.

"There will be jumping castles, fire safety showbags for the kids, a popcorn and slushie machine and heaps of other fun stuff."

Ms Lambeth encouraged residents to come down to the Silverdale RFS station and enjoy a nice day out.

"The community has been so good to the brigade so now they want to thank the community and show them just how appreciative they are," she said.

"We hope to see as many people there as we can."