Minister stops by to thank volunteers

POPPING BY: NSW Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant ducked in to visit the Fivebough Rural Fire Service unit while in town last week. Photo: Contributed
POPPING BY: NSW Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant ducked in to visit the Fivebough Rural Fire Service unit while in town last week. Photo: Contributed

VOLUNTEER firefighters could not protect the community without the right equipment. 

NSW Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant was in Leeton last week to anounce new equipment will be delivered to Rural Fire Service (RFS) brigades across the region. 

Mr Grant visited the Fivebough brigade on Friday to congratulate MIA district volunteers and staff for providing outstanding service and to present a grant for a new thermal imaging camera.

“This valuable new piece of equipment is worth over $8000, but to the staff, volunteers and the communities they protect, it is a priceless asset,” Mr Grant said

“The new camera will allow for the very active Fivebough brigade to see hidden fire hot spots and be better prepared to respond.”

Mr Grant was joined by Member for Murray Adrian Piccoli on the visit, who was pleased with the donation.

“I trust this new thermal imaging camera will be put to good use, and that it will better protect volunteers from dangerous unseen hazards,” Mr Piccoli said.