November 29, 2021
Rural fire brigade volunteers from across the South Burnett gathered at the East Nanango fire shed on Saturday morning for a special “thank you” to Rotary.
Also present at the morning tea were QFES Commissioner Greg Leach and Assistant Commissioner John Bolger.
Rotary were being thanked for a very generous donation: a total of $53,000 worth of equipment distributed to the 30 rural fire brigades across the South Burnett.
The donations were part of $200,000 in financial support from Rotary Australia World Community Service to brigades in south-east Queensland.
Each brigade could choose what sort of equipment they would like, ranging from leaf blowers and generators, to dashcams, torque spanners and mobile phone boosters.
Commissioner Leach said the QFES provided the brigades with all the basic equipment they required but these donations provided extra equipment that would make the volunteers’ jobs even safer.
Former Rotary District 9600 president Darry Iseppi said the morning was an opportunity for representatives from brigades to accept the equipment.
But he said it was also an opportunity for Rotary members to thank the brigades for the work they do to keep people safe.