Grants Approved at General Meeting

Tuesday, 15 Sep 2020

With the big announcement of the allocation of 9 fire trucks at our recent General Meeting, we can't forget that 3 other brigades had their grant applications approved. Three very different grants, but all will help make life just that little bit easier for the brigades.

Cowley Beach Rural Fire Brigade in the Innisfail RFS Area has been successful in their grant for $5,390 to help construct a bore. With 52 members and covering an area of 79.32km2, the brigade currently relies on tank water as there is no reticulated water supply. Cowley Beach are in the final stages of constructing their new station, a project the RFBAQ have contributed towards (with a grant assisting with block excavation and a tank). Previous grants have included a mop-up unit, tanks and equipment.

Rollingstone Rural Fire Brigade in the Townsville RFS Area is also in the process of constructing a new fire station. Their grant for $10,000 will go towards the cost of constructing a crossover to gain access to the station and carpark from the council road and over a spoon drain. With 36 members, this is Rollingstone's first RFBAQ grant and we wish them every success with their new station.

Lowmead Rural Fire Brigade in the Gladstone RFS Area are looking forward to a well-equipment shed for training and other brigade activities. Their grant of $7,815.96 will cover a computer and printer to aid administration, a television for training, office furniture for meetings, admin and more, personal lockers for when members are attending incidents, and air conditioning for comfort, health and safety. Their 36 members look after an area of 554km2. Lowmead has in the past received a Buy Local Brigade Grant from RFBAQ.

Is your brigade in need of new equipment? Looking at building a new shed? Head over to our grants page here, have a read and download a form. Don't forget to contact your local RFBAQ Representative and discuss your grant application with them.

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