by Neville Crocombe
At the Special General Meeting on Wednesday 14th February, it was agreed in principle to purchase a demountable building. The treasurer will investigate all possible financial grant assistance, after which applications will be made.
Contrary to some misguided opinions, Rural Fire Services are NOT fully funded by Government Emergency Services. Protective clothing is supplied. Replacement fire engines and such items as fire hoses are subsidised. Local brigades bear the full cost of all consumables such as tyres and fuel for the vehicles and pumps. Radios and their batteries are also expensive.