55 More FLIRs Heading to Brigades
Monday, 17 May 2021
The Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland and Rural Fire Service Queensland have teamed up to provide 400 handheld thermal imaging cameras to brigades.
Congratulations to the 55 Rural Fire Brigades whose FLIR grants were signed at the Volunteer Summit Cairns by RFBAQ President Ian Pike AFSM and RFSQ Assistant Commissioner John Bolger AFSM.
189 FLIR’s have already been sent out to brigades.
Here is the list of brigades approved. Devices will be in the post this week.
244 cameras have been granted to Qld Brigades now, but that means there are still 156 up for grabs. Get your application in now. Download the straight-forward form here, fill in the brigade section and email it back to us.
Also announced at the RFBAQ General Meeting held over the weekend was the success of Peachester RFB in their general RFBAQ Grant.
Peachester RFB is in the Caloundra RFSQ area and has 25 active firefighters and 10 support members. Peachester RFB is an active rural brigade covering 74.48km2 within the Sunshine Coast Regional Council area. The RFSQ Area Director notes that the Brigade "are able to readily respond providing fire protection, not only to the local community, but more broadly across the landscape as required". The purpose of the $6,448 RFBAQ grant is to purchase equipment for the ongoing maintenance of grounds at their new fire station.
Is your brigade in need of new equipment?