We would like to introduce you to one of many brave and selfless volunteers in the community, Lloyd Bruce.
As an RFS volunteer, Lloyd is always standing up in the face of adversity, emergency and working tirelessly to protect the safety and well-being of our community. Not only does Lloyd defend his community, but he also serves on the Exeter 355 Committee, which is responsible for managing the community hall. This committee has been a vital force in ensuring the renewal, proper upkeep, and utilisation of the facility, which has been a cornerstone of the community for many years. Lloyd has been a dedicated member of the committee for close to 20 years and has served as Chairperson for the last 10, demonstrating his commitment to making our community a better place to live.
Lloyd is a shining example of courage, vigilance, and dedication. Whether he is responding to natural disasters, these days in a support role from headquarters, or spearheading infrastructure improvements, or fostering a sense of pride and belonging in his community, Lloyd is a true embodiment of dedication and selflessness and is always ready and willing to go above and beyond for the greater good.
We are incredibly grateful for the contributions that Lloyd and all defender volunteers make to our community. Their bravery and commitment to keeping us safe remind us of the power of collective action and the importance of looking out for one another.
We also want to give special recognition to the 355 committee members who play a valuable role in maintaining and maximising the use of our community facilities. Their dedication and hard work ensure that these facilities remain in excellent condition and accessible to everyone in the community, promoting social cohesion and enhancing our quality of life. We are grateful for their contributions and commitment to making our community a better place to live.
Lloyd’s advice to those interested in volunteering is to be prepared to share the load, commit only to what you can manage, and enjoy the camaraderie that comes from volunteering your time and skills. His example demonstrates that by working together and taking collective action, we can make a real difference in our communities.
If you’re interested in joining Lloyd and becoming a volunteer with the Rural Fire Service, or on your local 355 Committee we encourage you to reach out. From emergency response teams to disaster relief organisations, there are many ways to get involved and make a difference.