$40,000 Buy Local Grants Approved on Saturday

Monday, 28 Oct 2019

 
The RFBAQ Management Committee met on Saturday where every RFBAQ Buy Local Grant received was approved.
 
If you have applied and you are not on the below list, please contact your RFSQ Area Office. Every grant requires a support letter from the local RFSQ Area Director.
 
Area Brigade Slip-ons Light Attack Medium Attack Tanker Other Station / Shed Area Size Members Primary Reason for Application
Maryborough Aldershot     1   81/35 Yes 22.6 24 35L fridge / freezer
Emerald / Barcaldine Mount Macarthur             220 11 Mobile repeater
Darling Downs Mt Myrtle 4       Trailer No 156.34 32 Gas hot water system
Townsville Toobanna 4       1 Yes 306.36 48 Push mower, pole saw, brushcutter
Cairns Isabella 4         No 60 26 Backpack blower and chainsaw
Rockhampton Great Keppel Island   1       No 15 12 Materials for garage
Darling Downs Silver Spur 4   1     No 370 33 Shelving, tables and leaf blower
Roma Augathella 9         No   22 Chainsaw and leaf blower
Roma Amby Town 1   1     Yes   18 Chainsaw and safety equipment
Townsville Horseshoe Bay   1 1     Yes 13 24 5x handheld UHF radios
Emerald / Barcaldine Moodewarra 4         No 823 32 2x chainsaws
Burnett Tablelands 1   2     Yes 229 33 Office and kitchen appliances
Maryborough Boonimba 4       2 trailers No 243.96 31 5000 gal water tank
Maryborough Sandy Straits   1 1     Yes 20.78 24 PPE mobile pack
Darling Downs Massie & District 1   2     Yes 198.5 40 Fridge and microwave
Bundaberg Gaeta   1     Trailer Yes 40 36 Air compressor, ipad and case.
Innisfail Bilyana 2       2 trailers Yes   20 ipad and printer
Maryborough Brooweena District 5 1 1     Yes 810.04 44 Concreate, compressor and air hose
Charters Towers Southern Cross 4         No 158 13 Petrol blower and storage
Cairns Peninsula Kuranda Myola 1   1     Yes 40 20 Security CCTV system
Gladstone Lowmead 1   1   Trailer Yes 554 36 Rapid battery chargers
Mackay Seaforth District     1     Yes 73.76 55 Tools and cabinet
Caloundra Maroochy River     2       37.9 25 Chainsaw
The next round of Buy Local Grants will be presented to the Management Committee when 25 completed grants are received. This constitutes as Round 3, which was meant to close in March 2020, but as these grants are proving so popular with brigades we have brought the process forward.
 
The most descriptive support letter this year comes from the Mackay RFSQ Area Director. Click here to read letter.

Open to all Queensland brigades

  • Equipment will be purchased by RFBAQ from local suppliers

  • For items not already supplied by the Rural Fire Service

  • One application per brigade

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