Improved communication equipment and station amenities are on the way for Kundle Moto Rural Fire Brigade thanks to a donation from the Manning Valley Cruzers Rod and Custom Club.
Following their annual Mountains to the Sea event, the club raised $7100 for the fire brigade that will be used to purchase two-way radios, tablets, tanker and incident emergency lighting as well as the addition of an air conditioner to the meeting room and improvements to the showers.
The club also raised $1000 to assist drought affected farmers.
Mountains to the Sea included a show’n’shine on the riverbank at Taree, a dinner dance presentation at Smugglers Cove holiday park in Forster and barefoot bowls at Black Head Bowling Club.
The event attracted 105 entrants from across NSW including the Central Coast, Coffs Harbour and Woolongong.
A snapshot of Kundle Moto Rural Fire Brigade
Kundle Moto Rural Fire Brigade has serviced the community for more than 35 years.
The brigade covers Cundletown, Clovernook, Brimbin, Kundle Kundle, Moto, Ghinni Ghinni, Dumaresq Island, Jones Island and Croki.
It is often required to respond to motor vehicle accidents on the Pacific Highway between Cundletown and Coopernook.
Over the years, the brigade had difficulty retaining members and in 2012 only had two operational members.
Following a membership drive, the brigade welcomed steady growth and current boasts 14 operational members.
Apart from station amenities, the brigade is looking to upgrade essential equipment.
With the increase in members, the brigade requires hand-held fire-ground radios and professional mobile radios.
A mobile phone or tablet with internet access for the tanker would improve deployment, monitoring and safety for members who respond to incidents.
Other required safety measures include vehicle recovery equipment, portable generator and incident emergency lighting set.