Jamberoo Rural Fire Brigade has a new Category 1 pumper vehicle, valued at $323,000, to replace its 15 year old one.
“The new pumper will be a great asset to the Brigade as it has state of the art capabilities to better protect our community,” said Jamberoo Rural Fire Brigade Captain Bruce Grant.
But in handing over the keys for the new truck, Assistant Commissioner Stuart Midgely from RFS Headquarters in Sydney said that although the truck was a real asset to the Brigade, “…. it is the dedication and commitment of the volunteer members of the Brigade that make the new pumper an asset. Without them the truck is of little use.”
Gareth Ward MP used the occasion of the ceremony to hand over the vehicle to present a cheque for $24,000 to assist in upgrading the Brigade’s kitchen facilities.
“Our emergency services volunteers should be celebrated at every opportunity.
“I see these grants not as a cost to Government, but an investment in our community,” he said.
The grant for the new kitchen will bring it up to modern standards as it is a very basic kitchen without appliances. It will be of great use during emergency situations as well as an asset for the general use of the members of the Brigade.
Details: Anyone interested in joining the Jamberoo Bush Fire Brigade should contact the Illawarra District Office on 4230 8200 or the RFS website http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au