ANDREW MCLOUGHLIN, MAR Purton, Wally Reimer, Viveienne Jamieson, Peter Ingold, Geoff King and Anthony MacDonald with the truck that was donated.
ANDREW MCLOUGHLIN, MAR Purton, Wally Reimer, Viveienne Jamieson, Peter Ingold, Geoff King and Anthony MacDonald with the truck that was donated.

Firies back on track

GRANTHAM Rural Fire Brigade received a boost with the donation of a brand new truck to replace those lost during the floods.

Emergency Services Minister Neil Roberts officially handed over a new Isuzu 4x4 truck worth about $80,000 to members of the Grantham Rural Fire Brigade last week.

Grantham Rural Fire Brigade First Officer, Vivienne Jamieson, said the new vehicle would be a great help to the battered station.

“It's going to be a fantastic, especially coming up to the fire season after we have already lost two of our vehicles,” she said.

“It's going to be an asset, not just to the rural fire brigade, but for the whole Grantham community.

“We are very thankful for all of the generosity because we have been quite active since the floods and could do with the new equipment.”

“Despite the state suffering during the recent cyclone and flooding events, a real positive has been the way Queenslanders residents and businesses have come together to ensure we get life back to normal for those affected as quickly as possible,” Mr Roberts said.

Izuzu Australia Limited (IAL) Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Yuki Murata said Queensland was an important market for IAL and it was a good time to give back.


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