August 22, 2017  |  Members statements

Country Fire Authority Sebastopol brigade

MR HOWARD — Today I want to talk about Sebastopol fire brigade, whose members have been keeping our community safe since it was established in February 1886. Last Tuesday I was pleased to hand over the keys of a new $94 000 Ford Transit vehicle to the brigade captain, Ben Cary. This custom-built specialist response vehicle will be used at incidents involving liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or liquefied natural gas and is the first in the state to be fitted with new LPG burner technology that improves the safety and efficiency of gas flare-offs. The vehicle is also fitted with portable mobile lighting and salvage equipment.

This was made possible by the Andrews government’s commitment to the volunteer emergency services equipment program as well as community support for the brigade, particularly from the Buninyong and District Community Bank.