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Warrandyte welcomes a new vehicle

By: Renee Bisscheroux

Category: Vehicles / Equipment / Buildings

  9.52 AM 13 November, 2012

Location: District 13 News

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Warrandyte Fire Station has recently welcomed a new, and much needed appliance: a Toyota Landcruiser Station Wagon.

The Station Wagon was a replacement for the existing car, which was with Warrandyte CFA for several years.

The vehicle will be an essential part of the brigade, used as a forward command vehicle at incidents, and to transport members to specialist courses and emergency relief efforts around Victoria.

For larger calls the car may also be used as a Strike Team Leader’s vehicle. The previous car had been used in Interstate and Victorian campaign fires such as the 2009 Black Saturday fires, the Gippsland fires, Mt Hotham fires and many fires closer to home.

A generous donation of $22,000 from Warrandyte Community Bank helped the fund the purchase of the vehicle, while donations from members of the public were used to kit out the car with lights, sirens, markings and many additional enhancements.

‘It is really important to us that we have the support of our community.’ Says Bernie Ebzery, captain of Warrandyte CFA.

‘Everything that we are able to upgrade is only made possible by these donations, and all of these improvements go straight back into helping and protecting the community.

We are especially grateful to Bendigo Community Bank who helped make the purchase of a new vehicle possible."

Warrandyte Fire Brigade would sincerely like to thank the kindness and contributions of Bendigo Community Bank in Warrandyte and all of those who made donations to the brigade.

Last Updated: 13 November 2012