By Lou Spann, First Officer Beerwah and District Rural Fire Brigade
Beerwah and District Rural Fire Brigade were recently the recipients of a RFBAQ grant to enable them to reconnect their fire hydrant at their station. The hydrant which was originally installed by Forestry Plantations Queensland many years ago was disconnected when the land on which the Station stands was handed back to the State Government after the asset's sale by the previous government.
The Brigade services an area of some 200 km2 involving extensive I-Zones involving the town of Beerwah and the Caloundra Downs hinterland, Meridan Plains and the Bruce Highway.
The Brigade's compliment of two Light Attack vehicles, one medium attack appliance and one firefighting tanker appliance, have already this fire season been responded to several grass fires and vehicle fires on the highway and private properties.
The reconnection of the fire hydrant enables the Brigade to have fast turnaround times for their firefighting efforts as well as supplying any assisting Brigades called to assist in their patch.
Beerwah and District Rural Members are very thankful for the RFBAQ's assistance in solving their firefighting water supply issues.
Lou Spann, First Officer Beerwah and District Rural Fire Brigade