Last fire season $5.3 million in donations was received by nominated brigades or districts across the state to spend at their discretion. Recipients were predominantly brigades impacted by the summer’s fires.
With these donations Lakes Entrance brigade members bought a new field command vehicle, which meant they no longer needed their current support vehicle, which they generously donated to Mount Taylor Fire Brigade.
The Mount Taylor brigade will make a few upgrades to the vehicle before using it to respond to incidents.
$20.5 million in donations were received over the extreme 2019-20 fire season. Funds were allocated in consultation with the CFA volunteer representative body Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria and in line with suggestions and requests from members.
Mount Taylor Brigade Captain Geoff Crane said it was fantastic to have local brigades help each other.
“A big thank you to the Lakes Entrance brigade and to everyone involved who made this happen and to the community members, businesses and general public for their generosity in making these donations," Geoff said.
“We look forwarded to using our new vehicle this fire season.”