Vol­un­teer fire bri­gade fundraiser

The Advocate (Perth) - - FRONT PAGE - Lisa Thomas

THE West Swan Vol­un­teer Bush Fire Bri­gade has started a GoFundme page to help raise money for CCTV cam­eras at the fire sta­tion.

Cap­tain Rudi James said mem­bers had their ve­hi­cles bro­ken into and per­sonal be­long­ings stolen while they were out fight­ing fires.

He said other sta­tions had sim­i­lar prob­lems; some even had fire trucks and equip­ment stolen.

He said he hoped the CCTV cam­eras would act as a de­ter­rent “and also as a de­tec­tive to any­thing that hap­pens at the sta­tion”.

“There is a lot of ex­pen­sive equip­ment that we use to help us fight fires and we need to try and pro­tect that.” The sta­tion has a fundrais­ing goal of $3500. He said it was un­for­tu­nate vol­un­teers were robbed but that it was a com­mon oc­cur­rence at many sta­tions.

“The sys­tem would help pro­vide much-needed com­fort for our mem­bers.” Visit gofundme.com/ west-swan-bfb-se­cu­rity-cam­eras to do­nate.

Pic­ture: David Baylis d480990

Vol­un­teer bush fire­fight­ers Kirk Christie and Xavier Cousin from the West Swan Vol­un­teer Brigade .

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