Slip-on units will help save lives
FIGHTING fires is part of rural living for many people in the North Burnett region and they need all the help they can get.
Any time of the day or night the phone can ring and firefighters will be on their way to save property, lives and livestock.
“Each year Rural Fire Service Queensland allocates new slip-ons to supply our rural brigades across Queensland,” RFSQ area director Acting Inspector Craig Magick said.
Four new appliances were received this week in the Mundubbera and surrounding areas.
Slip-on units are housed on farms around the area, so they can be accessed by anyone at any time.
“This year the RFSQ Bundaberg area office was successful in obtaining 28 new units for the Bundaberg and North Burnett Regional Council areas,” Mr Magick said.
“The slip-on unit is a vital tool ready for use by rural brigades in combating fires in their brigade area.”
The units are mounted on a freestanding frame at the right height so they can be easily slipped onto the back of a utility, ready to go and fight a fire.
“Rural brigades across the North Burnett will position the new units in key locations across their brigade area, which will improve their ability to protect their community,” Mr Magick said.
With the fire season in the Burnett extended because of the dry weather, these units will be put to good use in the coming months and the more that are in the area, the better.
For many years the Rural Fire Service has been protecting communities from the devastation fire can cause.
These men and woman are always active in the bush back burning, clearing fire breaks and saving wildlife.
NEW FIRE-FIGHTING GEAR: Four slip-on units were distributed in Mundubbera by the Rural Fire Service Queensland last week.