History

The Lockwood Township was gazetted for approval on 12th July 1853. It was situated at Bullock Creek on the road from Melbourne to the Lower Loddon and Swan Hill. Lockwood is 14km south of Bendigo, near the road intersect of the Bendigo / Maryborough Rd and Calder Alternative Hwy.

Lockwood South Rural Fire Brigade was established in 1950.

The brigade response appliance was the Isuzu 3.4D

In April 1998, a motion was passed at a brigade meeting to change the name from ‘Lockwood South Rural Fire Brigade’  to ‘Lockwood Fire Brigade’.

Lockwood Fire Brigade received a $600 grant in 2002 from the City of Greater Bendigo for a BBQ trailer which has since been a great asset to the community and fundraising efforts of the brigade.

By 2004, with many sausages being cooked on the brigade’s new BBQ trailer, great support and generous donations from the local community, Lockwood Fire Brigade was able to purchase a new Ford Courier Ute. This new appliance became known as the Lockwood Slip-on unit and was welcomed as a very useful asset for the community.

Ford Courier Slip-On Unit

It was late 2004 that building begun on the new station at Crusoe Road which was completed in 2005.

In 2010 we traded in our Isuzu 3.4D for a brand new Dual Cab Hino 3.4C Heavy Tanker

On the 12th  September 2010, Police and Emergency Services Minister Bob Cameron handed over the keys to our new $188,000 Isuzu 1.2.4D Light Tanker.

 

 

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