The Innovation Platform becomes Murphys Creek 41
Monday, 8 Aug 2022
Congratulations to Murphys Creek Rural Fire Brigade who received the RFBAQ / QuikCorp Innovation Platform on Sunday.
The vehicle was kindly donated to the RFBAQ by MercedesBenz Australia and was a test bed for the latest in crew safety ideas and inventions to make the dangerous art of firefighting safer for the firefighters.
A flow-on benefit of this donation by the RFBAQ and QuikCorp is that the former Murphys Creek 41 will be cascaded to Pinelands RFB which currently is one of the 60% of Rural Fire Brigade in Queensland that do not have a fire truck. Pinelands brigade is located on the New England Highway between Crows Nest and Cooyar.
The RFBAQ would again sincerely like to thank Mercedes-Benz Australia for donating the cab chassis and to the Dowling Family Foundation who made a very generous donation to the RFBAQ to help cover the cost of equipment, fit-out, registration and insurance.
The RFBAQ / Quikcorp Innovation Platform team would also like to thank the sponsors who have whole-heartedly backed this process from inception and who are all invested in trying to give firefighters a safer vehicle to work from and retreat to.
We hope that this vehicle serves the local community well for the next 20 years.
This is the 11th fire truck that the RFBAQ has given to Rural Fire Brigades in Queensland over the last 2 years.