Bush mar­ket do­nates to CFA brigades

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS/PEOPLE - By JOHN CURRIE

THE Mans­field Bush Mar­ket As­so­ci­a­tion re­cently pro­vided dona­tions of $500 each to the Bar­jarg and Tolmie CFA brigades.

The money is part of a new pro­gram from the bush mar­ket to pro­vide reg­u­lar and much needed fund­ing to lo­cal emer­gency ser­vices.

The Tolmie Brigade pur­chased some heavy duty snatch straps and shack­les to en­hance the its fire fight­ing and res­cue ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

The bush mar­ket will be seek­ing to pro­vide fund­ing an­nu­ally to the CFA in the re­gion by way of pur­chas­ing as­sis­tance for equip­ment items needed on a group ba­sis.

At present the Mans­field Brigade Group is look­ing at pro­vid­ing a num­ber of units with new hose reels that will make life much eas­ier and safer for the brigade mem­bers.

The Mans­field Bush Mar­ket As­so­ci­a­tion is more than happy to as­sist in this pur­chase.

Ad­di­tion­ally, it is also en­ter­ing into dis­cus­sions with the State Emer­gency Ser­vice (SES), and the Am­bu­lance Ser­vice to sup­port fund­ing for much needed equip­ment.

The As­so­ci­a­tion is very happy it can pro­vide this fund­ing to lo­cal emer­gency ser­vices, as they reg­u­larly put them­selves in harm’s way for all of us.

This is a small way for the Mans­field com­mu­nity to help them out.

WITH THANKS: A do­na­tion from the Mans­field Bush Mar­ket As­so­ci­a­tion re­cently saw the pur­chase of much needed equip­ment for two CFA brigades. Pi­curred are Rob Al­lan and Chuck Kra­mar­czuk from the Tolmie brigade show­ing off their new equip­ment to April-Ann Currie rep­re­sent­ing the bush mar­ket as­so­ci­a­tion.

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