Last of the SatSleeves allocated
Thursday, 13 Feb 2020
Tolmah RFB covers 48 km2 in the Darling Downs RFSQ area. The brigade comprises 39 members, with 22 being active firefighters. They have one medium attack vehicle. The brigade receives a levy from local council, and has a shed connected to electricity, septic and phone. The brigade conducts many prescribed burns and bushfire response across their brigade area and in neighbouring brigade areas. They have very limited communications across most of their area.
Innot Hot Spring RFB covers 37.65 km2 and is located west of Ravenshoe in the Innisfail RFSQ area. They have 20 members, with 5 being active firefighters. They have a shed connected to electricity and septic, which houses one light attack and one medium attack. This active brigade is the primary firefighting support to rural residential and farming properties in the community, and further supports neighbouring brigades. The brigade area has limited mobile phone coverage due to the difficult terrain.
And with that the Truck Communication Grants come to a close.
All units have now been allocated - we thank everyone who applied, and trust that the issued units will be of assistance. We have already received a number of positive comments regarding the SatSleeves and their usefulness on the fire ground.
Successful brigades - we hope this makes your community safer...
|Yowah Opal Fields||Little Mulgrave||North Stradbroke Island||Mt Ossa||Coban||Tolmah|
|Hebel||Mungallala||Mallow||Cannon Valley||Killarney||Innot Hot Springs|
|Amby Town||Gaeta||Jundah||Poison Creek||Greenvale||RFS - Reconditioned Nissan Patrol|
|Gregory River||Bluff Town||Yaraka||Brambah||Mingela||RFS - Reconditioned Nissan Patrol|
|Wallumbilla||Willows No.1269||Isisford||Dunmora||Charters Towers||RFS - Reconditioned Nissan Patrol|
|Goodwood||Curtis Island||Comet||Mount Isa||Burketown||RFS - Reconditioned Nissan Patrol|
|Hampton||Iona||Eurong||Charleville||Perry River||RFS - Reconditioned Nissan Patrol|
|Bennett||Windorah||Booubyjan Boonara||Tinnanbar||Camooweal Town||RFS - Reconditioned Nissan Patrol|
|Yabba Creek||Bajool||Brooweena District||Kunioon Hodgeleigh||Bedourie Town||LandCruiser Prototype 1|
|Maryvale||Archer Ulam||Boonimba||Gargett||Davies Creek||LandCruiser Prototype 2|
|Paddys Green||Bowen River||Ilfracombe||Lower Silver Valley||Scrubby Creek||LandCruiser Prototype 3|
|Hodzic Road||Kowguran||Jericho||Westwood||Doomadgee||LandCruiser Prototype 4|
|Watsonville||Seymour||Croydon||Kynuna||Waterfall Creek||LandCruiser Prototype 5|
|Mount Fox||Rossville||Netherdale||McKinlay Town||Round Mountain||LandCruiser Prototype 6|
|Stone River||Gemfields||Finch Hatton||Pentland||Kimberley|
|Karara||Thargomindah Town||Grasstree||Torrens Creek||Stuart River|
We have also approved a number of hardship grants in the past week:
Bringing back the Bees!
A brigade member from the Rockhampton RFSQ Area whose hives were burnt in the Yeppoon fires has received a Hardship Grant to help rebuild.
A brigade member in Darling Downs RFSQ Area has received a grant for machine hire to remediate land affected by bushfire and allow business to resume operation.
It’s great when you talk to the local businesses and they know their customers needs, great work GraniteBelt Earthworks.
In South Coast RFSQ Area a brigade member has recieved a grant after his property lost over 5 kilometres of fencing in the recent fires. 16 x 400 metre rolls of barb and a pallet of gal pickets should go along way to help get the volunteer firefighter back on track.
The brigade was affected by 4 separate fires at 4 different times that travelled through the brigade area from 4 different directions. They have now received some very good falls of rain over the last 2 weeks.
We would like to thank Mitre10 Boonah for all of the equipment that they have supplied over the last few months.
Rolls of barbed wire and fence posts formed a grant for a brigade member in Rockhampton RFSQ Area affected by fires in Yeppoon.
We would like to thank CQ Timber & Steel in Yeppoon for all of the equipment that they have supplied over the last few months. When we get some time we will have to add up the length of wire we have purchased from local suppliers and see how far it stretches.
From the hardship grants that have come in, almost all of them have been from local word of mouth.