16 Brigades applying for the 8 RFBAQ slip on unit grants
Friday, 8 Dec 2017
14 Brigades will receive units - 2 Brigades that applied had trucks*.
The RFBAQ is now purchasing 11 slip on units and RFSQ has very kindly agreed to purchase 3 slip on units and to cover the total freight costs.
Below is a list of the brigades that will receive these units - many of them have received equipment previously from the RFBAQ.
Donnybrook RFB in the Roma RFSQ Area has 31 active and 3 support members with a brigade area 434sq km.In 2008 Donnybrook RFB received an RFBAQ grant for 3 slip on units and speed loaders.
Nindigully RFB in the Roma RFSQ Area has 29 active members with a brigade area of 1,336 sq km. In the 2017 RFBAQ/QFES PPB Grant scheme this year the brigade received 1x Honda pump and 2 x UHF handheld radios.
Mount Howe RFB in the Roma RFSQ Area has 24 active members with a brigade area of 1,714 sq km. In the 2017 RFBAQ/QFES PPB Grant scheme this year the brigade received 2 x UHF handheld radios.
Springmount RFB in the Cairns Peninsular RFSQ Area has 60 active and 10 support members. Springmount cover 26,000 hectares and defends Mt Emerald wind farm, Springmount Raceway and waste facility and public camping areas. In the 2017 RFBAQ/QFES PPB Grant scheme this year the brigade received a new chainsaw. In 2015the brigade received financial support from the RFBAQ for a volunteer in need. In 2006the brigade received a RFBAQ grant for a trailer & mop up unit worth $4,589.77.
Meteor Creek RFB in the Emerald RFSQ Area covers 1,374 sq km and covers an area of hilly and inaccessible country. They require a unit for 'Deepdale'. This property is a long way from other members properties and the terrain does not allow for shortcuts and requires a 37km drive. In the 2017 RFBAQ/QFES PPB Grant scheme this year the brigade received a new chainsaw.
Duchess RFB in the Charters Towers / Cloncurry RFSQ Area has 17 active members. South of Mt Isa the area is very fire prone and comprises large holdings with very rough terrain. There are very limited opportunities for fund raising activities to support the brigade.
Junee RFB in the Mackay RFSQ Area has 12 active members. Located in Dingo, they protect an area of 1,136.25sq km including a large section of the Fitzroy Development Road and Junee State Forest. The majority of current equipment is property owned. In the 2017 RFBAQ / QFES PPB Grant Scheme this year the brigade received 2 x UHF handheld radios and 2 x pair chainsaw chaps.
Cotherstone RFB in the Mackay RFSQ Area has 21 active members covering1,432.7 sq km. The majority of current equipment is property owned. In the 2017 RFBAQ / QFES PPB Grant Scheme the brigade received 1x UHF transceiver, antenna and cables. In 2017 the Brigade also received a RFBAQ grant for a Stihl Chainsaw and case worth $989.00. In 2012 the Brigade received a RFBAQ grant 1 x UHF radio and speaker microphone worth $858.00.
West Springsure RFB in the Barcaldine / Emerald RFSQ Area has12 active members covering 429 sq km. The area currently has 2 units in the area (western and central) and require a third for the eastern end.
Neleh RFB in the Barcaldine /Emerald RFSQ Area has 9 active members and covers1,041 sq km. In the 2017 RFBAQ / QFES PPB Grant Scheme this year the brigade received a Stihl chainsaw. In 2013 the Brigade was one of 4 in the RFSQ Area to receive an RFBAQ laptop. In 2010 the Brigade (in conjunction with Saltern Creek, Zamia, and Wakefiled RFBs) received a RFBAQ reconditioned slip on unit donated by Wamuran RFB & Bribie Island Auxiliary Station.
Ibis RFB in the Barcaldine / Emerald RFSQ Area has 9 active members and covers1,138 sq km.
Debella Road RFB in the Charters Towers / Cloncurry RFSQ Area has2 active members. The Brigade services an area with includes a portion of the Flinders Highway and the Stuart to Mount Isa railway line.
Boonimba RFB in the Maryborough RFSQ Area has 28 active members and covers an area of 243 sq km. In the 2017 RFBAQ / QFES PPB Grant Scheme this year the brigade received a VHF handheld radio and kit. In 2006 the Brigade received an RFBAQ Grant for 2 x hand held radios to the value of $649.00.
Gilberton RFB in the Innisfail RFSQ Area has 29 active members and covers an area of 3,800 sq km. Unit requested for a remote 51,000ha property 1hr from nearest unit.
Each grant consists of a slip on unit with speed loader and foam pro-portioner.
The RFBAQ would also like to thank QuikCorp Fire Engineering for supporting us in making this grant process possible.
This is another way that the RFBAQ can put a hose in the hand of a volunteer firefighter and help them defend their community.
*This specific grant round is only available to brigades without trucks.