6 July 2012
With a busy fire season predicted for the coming months, Energex has renewed its partnership with Queensland Rural Fire Service through a $75,000 sponsorship of vital emergency equipment.
At a presentation today Energex Chief Executive Officer Terry Effeney joined Queensland Fire Commissioner Lee Johnson to announce the sponsorship renewal to highlight the work done by Energex and fire service staff and volunteers during emergencies.
“Energex has sponsored the Queensland Rural Fire Service for the past two years, providing vital equipment that is used by rural firefighters throughout South East Queensland,” Mr Effeney said.
“I am very pleased to announce that this sponsorship will continue, with Energex sponsoring equipment to the value of $75,000 this year to help Rural Fire Service volunteers respond to what’s shaping up to be a busy fire season.
“Energex crews and rural firefighters work side by side with other response organisations during emergencies, and this sponsorship will help ensure that partnership continues.”
Mr Effeney also presented the Beerwah Rural Fire Service volunteers with an additional $5,000 worth of equipment from Energex, including a portable refrigerator, generator and two new chainsaws.
Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Commissioner Lee Johnson said the equipment handovers were designed to provide Rural Fire Service volunteers with essential resources to increase their operational and support capacity.
Commissioner Johnson said Energex was providing Rural Fire Service volunteers with essential resources to increase their operational and support capacity.
“These grants have benefited many brigades in the last few years by giving them the opportunity to apply for a range of approved items which will assist them to undertake mitigation, response and education activities within their communities,” he said.
“We are very grateful to Energex for their ongoing support and for recognising just how important it is for our rural firefighters to have best equipment possible to do their job and protect their community.”
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