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Another tanker for Wairewa

By: Noel McWilliams

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers, Vehicles / Equipment / Buildings

  5.46 PM 30 September, 2014

Location: District 11 News

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A happy crowd gathered at the community centre in Nowa Nowa for the handover of the keys to Wairewa's light tanker.

The keys to Waiwera Tanker 2 were handed over to a smiling Red Geddes (Waiwera Captain) by Andrew Reynolds MLC, the Member for Eastern Victoria in front of a crowd including local and supporting brigade members, District 11 Operations staff, DEPI staff and members from the local community.

The new tanker is thanks to the Victorian Emergency Services Equipment Program. The grant of $25,000 allowed Wairewa to purchase a light tanker privately owned by the CFA brigade in Meredith on the midland highway between Ballarat & Geelong.

Wairewa Tanker 2 will be stationed in Nowa Nowa in a shed at the local DEPI depot and assist with the brigade's response to incidents in Nowa Nowa and along the Princes Highway. Wairewa's Fire station is in a small valley North of Princes Highway about 5km East of Nowa Nowa and services a large area of rural properties and the township of Nowa Nowa and the Princes Highway. The brigade has a number of members who live in Nowa Nowa where previously a trailer unit was housed. 

Following the short ceremony the guests were invited to enjoy the welcoming spread for morning tea and to look over the new vehicle with the brigade members.

Last Updated: 09 October 2014