Woodview RFS gets funding boost and host of youth
WOODVIEW Rural Fire Service is going from strength to strength with a host of younger members keen to see their organisation grow, says captain Ray Porter.
The organisation held its annual Christmas Party recently, and raised $1500 through a raffle on the day that saw a chainsaw from Cutting Edge go to Mitch Northfield of Dobies Bight and a ladies gift pack from Scrivener and Webb going to Alex Lynch of Piora.
Mr Porter revamped the brigade four years ago and said it remains in excellent shape.
Money raised from the raffle will go towards providing items not necessarily budgeted for in the normal day to day running of the operation.
One very useful piece of equipment has been a backpack leaf blower, used to puff out the edge of a backburn.
It is also handy to clear leaves from a fire break and works well preparing the brigade headquarters for a Christmas party.
"That piece of equipment saves on water use and saves us physically bashing out the edges of fires," said Mr Porter.
He said much of the brigade's work was attending accidents on the Bruxner Highway.
While the brigade is functioning well, there is still more room for volunteers and interested people should contact Mr Porter on 66675199.