Tribute to Pearl Beach fire brigade
Since the days of the early settlers, the bushfire brigade in Pearl Beach has been revered as the village protectors from any wild fires in the surrounding Brisbane Water National Park.
The formation of a brigade came very early and for many years was a significant reason for the continuing existence of the Progress Association which formed in 1929.
That strong bond that continues between the rural fire service and Progress Association which rallies the community and visitors to a variety of fundraising events to buy much-needed equipment for the fire brigade.
This being National Volunteers Week, with a theme "Changing Communities. Changing Lives", Pearl Beach Progress Association wanted to pay tribute to the fire brigade and submitted an account of the early days by local historian Beverley Kingston and Lynne Lillico's more recent history to the present day.