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Boral builds support for CFA vols

  • L-R: FF Rob Sibbing, Tim Ouderyn, Paul Dalton, A/OM Graeme Bourne, FF Luke Thomas, FF Wayne Webster

By: CFA Media

Category: Partnerships

  2.05 PM 16 May, 2013

Location: District 13 News

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Building and construction giant Boral has helped build much of Melbourne’s homes, offices, roads and a myriad of other infrastructure we all take for granted.

But just as importantly Boral has helped build Victoria’s biggest community based volunteer emergency service by supporting their CFA employees.

More than 18 volunteers are employed by Boral’s business, covering all parts of the state including country Victoria.

Boral management has supported volunteer firefighters, to respond to emergency calls when required, and also provided water tankers and concrete agitators filled with water during major incidents.

That contribution was recognised at a small ceremony to say “thanks a million” and to mark National Volunteer week (May13-19).

“It’s a small sacrifice for us to make as a company, considering the valuable contribution those members make to the community,” said Paul Dalton, Executive General Manager of Boral’s Construction Materials Group, Southern Region.

"The type of people who dedicate their spare time for their community are exactly the type of people we want working for Boral.”

Montrose/ Mt Evelyn CFA fire fighter Rob Sibbing is Production Manager at Boral’s Montrose asphalt facility. He says he couldn’t perform the role without the support of Boral.

“The support I get from Boral is terrific. Being a volunteer fire fighter is hugely rewarding but also a huge commitment.The skills I’ve developed working at Boral have also really come in handy at
the brigade, and vice versa.”

CFA Acting Operations Manager Graeme Bourne handed Paul Dalton a specially framed “Spirit of CFA” print to hang at Boral’s corporate headquarters as well as CFA’s Fire star Rose.

“I think it’s important to recognise the people who support our volunteers and say thanks. Without companies like Boral, CFA people couldn’t do what they do for the community,” Mr Bourne said.

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Last Updated: 17 May 2013