About the Rural Fire Service
Mt Wilson/Mt Irvine & Bilpin Rural Fire Brigades are part of the NSW Rural Fire Service. The Volunteer members of the Service come from all walks of life and provide a 24/7 response capability for their communities. While all the major fire fighting equipment is provided by the Rural Fire Service, brigades need to raise funds for the provision of extra equipment such as mobile phones for vehicles, computers, GPS equipment, station improvements and ongoing general administration expenses such as phones, internet access, battreries for torches.
As well as being a fund raiser, the Run provides valuable real time training experience for the 100 or more Brigade members who work on the day. The nature of the Run and course provide communication and logistics challenges similar to those faced by fire fighters at real incidents.