Silverdale firefighters host thank you event for the community

Rain couldn't dampen the spirits of Silverdale and Warragamba locals on the weekend.

Hundreds of people ventured out to the Silverdale Rural Fire Service (RFS) station for a special event.

The region's firefighters wanted to show just how grateful they were for the community's support as they battled the extensive Green Wattle Creek bushfire with a family fun day.

Event organiser Carolyn Lambeth said they thought the rain would keep people away.

"It was pretty rain-y so we didn't know if people would come out but come 11am people were arriving and they just kept on coming," she said.

"It was a great event.

"I think even the brigade were shocked that so many people came along."

The firies wanted to give back to the community because of the donations made throughout the busy start to the fire season.

Ms Lambeth is not a volunteer herself but her husband and children are volunteers with the brigade.

She said the event was a good chance for locals to interact with the firies.

"Everyone was really happy and seemed to be having a really great time," Ms Lambeth said.

"People even stood in the rain to watch the demonstrations from Fire and Rescue NSW Warragamba 489.

"I think people were just really happy to see the rain too - so nothing could really dampen the day it was just a really big success.

"I just want to thank everyone who came down to the station for the day - we were blown away by the response."