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Maiden Gully vehicle handover

By: Michelle Cannon

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers

  4.48 PM 22 October, 2013

Location: District 2 News

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Three new vehicles for Maiden Gully Fire Brigade.

The local community and surrounding areas will continue to be very well protected into the future with Maiden Gully Fire Brigade commissioned three new firefighting appliances. All three units will be invaluable locally and further afield.The state of the art appliances include a light tanker, which was funded through VESEP (Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program), a CFA funded 2.4C medium tanker and a brigade funded Ford Ranger support vehicle.

Captain David Mustey was presented with the keys by Damien Drum MLC and local Councillor Rod Fyffe at a recent presentation ceremony at the fire station. Maiden Gully is a rapidly expanding community with new estates being developed each year. “The acquisition of these new vehicles will greatly enhance the brigade’s capability to attend any emergency and are also a major leap forward in crew safety,” said  David. 

During the ceremony CFA Board Member Michael Tudball presented a third clasp to the National Medal to Firefighter Barry Barnett AFSM. Barry has been an operational member for 49 years and during this time has held officer roles in Lancefield Brigade and Romsey Group.

Barry was a junior leader for nearly 10 years with Lancefield Brigade one of the highlights being when the juniors participated in the Firefighter Games in Austria 2003 and Sweden in 2007 – the only Australian fire brigade to do so. Barry has been a member of Maiden Gully Fire Brigade since 2011. 

Last Updated: 23 October 2013