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Truganina CFA fit for competition

By: Kayla Maskell

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers

  12.00 PM 28 December, 2012

Location: District 14 News

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Truganina CFA’s junior members will now look the part on and off the track thanks to a donation towards the purchase of official brigade jackets for its running team.

Altona-based business United Equipment donated around $1500 to the brigade to purchase the jackets which junior members will wear to represent their brigade at CFA championship events.

This will include district and rural state championships to be held in 2013.

“Truganina has a strong junior brigade of about 15 members so this sort of sponsorship is just fantastic to keep us going,” Lieutenant Scott Parker said.

“Brigades really rely on the support of their local community so it is great that a local business has been able to help out.”

Truganina Junior Brigade Captain Miranda Preston echoed Scott’s thanks to United Equipment and said the donation had been a huge boost for the members.

“It means a lot to us and encourages us to train hard for the championships,” she said.

United Equipment State Manager, Brett Whelan, said his business was proud to support a local brigade made up of volunteers who work tirelessly to protect lives and property in their community.

“It’s great to get involved with your local community and particularly an organisation such as CFA, which is primarily made up of volunteers,” he said.

Brett said United Equipment first became connected with Truganina Fire Brigade after it attended a fire at its Altona factory a couple of years ago.

“Truganina was actually first to respond assisting MFB and because of their quick response we had minimal damage from the fire,” Brett said.

“These volunteers do a great job and it’s good to be able to support the junior members who will be the up and coming leaders of their brigade.”

Pictures by Blair Dellemijn – CFA Communities and Communication.

Last Updated: 05 January 2013