Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Fears for Rural Brigades; Crews Raise Concerns They Could Be Worse off from Changes to the Fire Levies

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Fears for Rural Brigades; Crews Raise Concerns They Could Be Worse off from Changes to the Fire Levies

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Byline: Mitch Crawley

The State Government commits to provide rural fire brigades with:

Minimum 80% of the full cost of appliances-trucks

Minimum 50% of the cost of equipment listed in the Rural Fire Service Equipment Catalogue

Personal protective equipment and radio equipment at no cost

Fire station construction grants of up to $10,000

Rural Operations staff to assist with command, control and co-ordination at major incidents or those that span several brigade or group boundaries

Workcover insurance

Firecare, Workplace Health and Safety

All training materials

All operational and administrative training

RURAL fire brigades are worried any changes to fire levies could signal the beginning of their demise.

Hervey Bay Rural Fire Brigade Group group officer Don Duffus said ratepayers in rural residential areas paid a $28 levy for fire protection in the Fraser Coast.

He said the same residents would be asked for an additional $90 from January 1, next year. …

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