New heater is a welcome recruit

Firefighter Brittaney Keen with the new outdoor gas heater. Picture: ANASTASIA BARKER

By Brendan Rees

Volunteer firefighters will be able to keep warm during cooler months after an outdoor gas heater was gifted to Narre Warren Fire Brigade.

Bunnings Cranbourne recently made the generous donation in recognition of the brigade’s tireless work in helping the community.

Volunteers at the brigade regularly risk their lives to save others, which they say is all part of the job.

The brigade’s stand-in captain Travis Carter expressed his thanks to Bunnings for their kind donation, which he says will come in handy during times when members gather at the station’s pergola area.

“It’s going to be an area where after a fire call you might sit down and have a chat about a job or maybe a social area or even for training,” he said.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Mr Carter said the gas heater wouldn’t be used at this stage as meetings and training sessions at the brigade had been put on hold, however, crews would still respond to emergency call-outs.

“We wanted a heater for quite a while … even though we can’t use it now,” Mr Carter said.

“It just turned out to be one of things we didn’t want to spend community money on if an organisation was willing to donate it.

“Any community support, any business in the area that support our brigade we’re always very grateful. Very much thank you to Bunnings Cranbourne.”


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