Bedfordale Volunteer Bushfire Brigade (BVBFB) have put a grant of $4,250 to good use under the 2019-20 Volunteers Grants Program.
Funding was used to purchase ten kit bags for volunteers, enabling firefighters to more easily pack personal protective equipment (PPE) and civilian gear separately to prevent toxic contamination.
Brigade Captain Tony Ives identified the need for new kit bags when several volunteers from BVBFB spent 40 man-days assisting in the Eastern States during 2019-20 Black Summer fires.
Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said that the BVBFB’s vital service to the Bedfordale community made them worthy recipients of the grant.
“The BVBFB do an important service and are eminently deserving of this grant.”
“These are people who are willing to put their lives on the line to protect their community–and communities across Australia–against the threat of bushfire.”
“I’m very pleased Bedfordale’s bushfire fighters are being recognised and supported for their contribution to the community through the Morrison Government’s Volunteer Grants Program.
The grant was also used to pay for five volunteers to complete truck driver training to increase turn-out numbers when required.
More information about the BVBFB can be found at http://bvbfb.org.au/.