Greta Rural Fire Service (RFS) are better prepared for emergency situations following the acquisition of steel mesh lockers for their uniforms thanks to $10,672 in funding under the Community Building Partnership program.
State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, recently visited the RFS station to personally thank volunteer members for their service to the community and inspect the new lockers.
“It is great to see the investment the RFS has been able to make as a result of the funding” Mr Barr said.
Mr Barr said it was important to prioritise the needs of local RFS volunteers by ensuring they have the equipment to carry out their life-saving work.
“Firefighters rely heavily on their uniform to protect them from spilt chemicals, toxic fumes and heat. These new lockers will prevent the unnecessary wear and tear, which means the uniforms will have a longer service life” Mr Barr said.
“The Greta RFS is the backbone of the local community and it is only fitting that they have received this funding to support them with their important work”.
The Greta RFS is currently calling for volunteers. Volunteering offers the opportunity to learn new and valuable skills that will not only assist you in your voluntary role but in day to day life and even your workplace.
If you live locally and are interested in becoming part of the Greta RFS team, I would encourage you to contact Sarah Gnat of the Greta RFS on 0421 387 069.