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Stokes Valley Fire Station: 374 Stokes Valley Road, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Out in the Community: Stokes Valley Christmas Parade 2011
Training: Co-ordinated water attack
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Fireman Jim Deer retires

The Upper Hutt Leader
15th August 1989

Volunteer fireman Jim Deer is retiring after 49 years, three months and 10 days with the Stokes Valley brigade - but only because he has to. "I feel fit enough to carry on but you have to go at 65 and there is nothing you can do about it,"' says Mr Deer.

A foundation member and life member of the Stokes Valley Volunteer Fire Brigade, Mr Deer joined the brigade when he was 16 years old. "A band of guys got together and decided to start a brigade," he says. "In those days, if a house in Stokes Valley caught fire you'd just watch it burn."

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Opening date of Stokes Valley's current fire station
18th July 1965
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Pre-registration for next year’s 75th Jubilee dinner now open (for former brigade members only). http://t.co/jM84wHkPio
Total number of call-outs for November 2013: 20 Year-to-date total (to 30/11/2013): 149 http://t.co/SGstwlN320
Lots of good photos from Wednesday night’s training exercise now up on Flickr! http://t.co/hRSqCfKa5M
Total number of call-outs for September 2013: 6 Year-to-date total (to 30/09/2013): 112 http://t.co/TJY5Q9CEnY
Total number of call-outs for August 2013: 13 See our website for more detailed info. http://t.co/wJd44IpRba
Total number of Call-Outs for July 2013: 15 See our website for more detailed info. http://t.co/AMBZw73FDy
After a MASSIVE update, Stokes Valley Volunteer Fire Brigade's website is officially back online! http://t.co/2N7rb9fHUL
K99 house fire late last night. Article here: http://t.co/lO7XcjTUiy
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