The RFBAQ Management Committee met yesterday and approved three grants.
Aratula Rural Fire Brigade in the West Moreton RFSQ area will receive $6,451 towards the fit out expenses for their new 81 unit. The brigade services an area of approximately 150 sqkm. The Acting Area Director notes that “The outcomes of this endeavour to undertake electrical fit out of the new Aratula 81 support vehicle will greatly assist the Rural Fire Service in providing logistical and welfare support at a range of incidents not only in the local area but across the entire South East Region.” The brigade has previously received funding from RFBAQ for fencing.
Boyne Valley Rural Fire Brigade
in the Gladstone RFSQ area will receive $5,926.90 towards roller doors and electrical work on their shed. The brigade services an area of 977.19 sqkm. The brigade notes that their existing roller doors are in need of repairs and quite often get stuck, “a possible safety issue” and something that could “prevent us from getting our fire tuck out of the shed in a hurry”. This is Boyne Valley RFB’s first general RFBAQ grant.
Veteran Rural Fire Brigade
in the Maryborough RFSQ area will receive $4,488 towards replacing air conditioners in their training room and kitchen. The brigade services an area of 82.19 sqkm. 12 years ago the RFBAQ supplied air conditioners to the brigade for their training room, so they have served them well.
If your brigade has a project that it is working on or is looking for ways of approving you community defence model, then think about an RFBAQ grant. Read about how to apply here, and download an application form.
Here is a list
of what we have funded previously to give you an idea of what brigades are doing around the state.