Captains Flat RFS gets new digs
Captains Flat volunteer firefighters will finally have a new station to call home with funding announced today by the Member for Monaro John Barilaro.
The new facility will be built at a new site on Foxlow Street with the help of a $352,000 grant from the NSW Government. The funding is in addition to a previous $250,000 committed to the project, bringing the total to $602,000.
The station will house three fire trucks, equipment and provide training and logistics facilities for the Captains Flat Rural Fire Brigade. Mr Barilaro said the investment was critical to local RFS firefighters and would play a key role in keeping residents safe.
"Not many people know that the NSW Rural Fire Service is the world’s largest volunteer fire service. This weekend, we have seen our RFS partake in the NSW Get Ready Weekend to raise bushfire awareness, and we know how hard our firefighters work for our community,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The NSW Government is committed to ensuring the safety of the people of NSW and to providing our firefighters with the best possible equipment and resources so they can get on with the job they do best. “This new facility will allow our volunteers to be housed in a modern facility so they can focus on assisting our local community in times of need.”
Captains Flat Rural Fire Brigade captain Vernon Uncles said the new station will be a welcome addition for volunteers.
"This will be a brand new facility that will provide a tremendous boost to the Captains Flat members, as well as the local community," Mr Uncles said. "Our volunteers are committed to helping their communities and this new station will assist them to carry out that important work." Work is expected to start soon.
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