Wednesday September 24, 2014
NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres MP and Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies yesterday officially presented Cumberland Zone Rural Fire Service (RFS) with a cheque for $20,000 to go towards the purchase of 41 new ground radios. Cumberland RFS has 16 Brigades and over 1000 fire fighters and support personnel covering the western Sydney region.
“The NSW Government has distributed Emergency Services Grants totalling $127,000 to recipients across the state, with Cumberland Zone receiving $20,000” said Minister Ayres
“This funding reinforces the NSW Government’s commitment to supporting rural fire fighting volunteers” Tanya Davies said.
“We are very grateful for the State Government’s funding support. These radios will come in very handy in the upcoming fire prone summer season” said Superintendent Richard Petch of the Cumberland Zone RFS.
‘The NSW Government is committed to ensuring the RFS is well-equipped for the bushfire season,’ said Minister Ayres.
‘RFS volunteers in the Cumberland zone- and across NSW- perform invaluable work in protecting our homes and our families, and we endeavour to assist them in every way possible.’ said Minister Ayres.
‘These radios will enhance the efficiency of RFS operations in what is already proving to be a tough bushfire season.’ said Minister Ayres.
‘As we approach the summer season, I urge property owners to take action now to prepare. Please visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au for helpful information on what action residents can take now to get prepared, as well as how to stay informed about fires that may occur within the local community’ Tanya Davies said.