Bechtel supports Curtis Island RFS

The Rural Fire Brigade on Curtis Island has received a $15,000 boost from Bechtel, with the donation set to better equip its volunteer firefighters.

Curtis Island Rural Fire Brigade secretary and treasurer, Robyn Mulvena, said the money would go towards the refurbishment of its fire shed and new training equipment.

"This donation means we will be able to charge our radios on site with solar power, while new office and training equipment means we can conduct training sessions at the shed, instead of private homes on Curtis Island," Mulvena said.

"We will be better equipped to provide training to our volunteer firefighters and to respond to emergency situations, something we're very appreciative of.

"We keep up a consistent hazard reduction burning program to protect the entire settlement and have worked with the LNG Projects in backburning parts of their sites when needed.”

Bechtel Gladstone general manager Kevin Berg said his company was proud to support the RFS on Curtis Island, The Observer reported.

"The Curtis Island Rural Fire Brigade has assisted our emergency response teams on the Curtis Island LNG Projects in the past," Berg said.

"As we come into summer, this donation will allow them to carry on with their vital work.

"The opportunity to support this critical service and make a positive impact on the Curtis Island Rural Fire Brigade is something our team is very proud of."

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