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Mt Hotham Dinner Plain Fire Brigade seek donations

Mt Hotham Dinner Plain Fire Brigade seek donations

Mt Hotham Dinner Plain Fire Brigade are seeking donations from the community to help them update their current operations vehicle to a more suitable vehicle fit to their purposes.

The CFA plays an important role at Mount Hotham and Dinner Plain through the hard work they carry out over winter and summer, and the numerous callouts they respond to in the community and surrounding areas.

Large fires tore through the alpine regions during the summer of 2003, 2006/2007 and 2013. Communities were directly affected by the 2003 and 2013 bushfires, which threatened buildings and infrastructure and the neighbouring areas of Cobungra and Omeo.

During these hard times, the Mt Hotham Dinner Plain Fire Brigade played a significant role as the response unit, including commanding strike teams from other areas and being the beacon of knowledge to the Incident Control Centre off the mountain.

The vehicle they hope to purchase is a Ford Ranger dual cab 4x4 tray back with custom designed rear pod. This vehicle would assist with rapid response to emergencies, and transportation of firefighters and needed equipment. It would also be used as the main transport vehicle off the mountain for training purposes and assisting in other fire events in the state when deemed necessary.

Captain of Mt Hotham Dinner Plain Fire Brigade said that every little donation would assist them in their efforts to continue to “serve our communities at the highest possible standard”.

“The vehicle we currently use is getting on in years and we just need to get a more reliable vehicle that fits our purposes a bit better,” Mr Doyle said.

“It means that we would have an even quicker response in between the two communities and provides a standard format vehicle like those throughout the state.

“Every donation is significant and will go towards helping us purchase a vehicle that we will use to aid the community in the event of an emergency,” he said.

If you would like to help the MHDPFB provide the best service they can for their community, please see details below.

Payment Methods: Cheque/Direct Debit

Mount Hotham Dinner Plain Fire Brigade

Bank: Bendigo Bank

BSB: 633-000

Account: 138003892

13 August 2017