LANDSBOROUGH Hotel owner Terry Morrow recently presented a cheque for $1,148 to the Landsborough Rural Fire Brigade from donations made through collection tins at the pub and the sale of surplus sporting memorabilia.
Brigade first officer Mark Jakeman thanked the Landsborough Hotel for the donation and said the funds would go towards purchasing the brigade’s new all-terrain vehicle (ATV).
The brigade used a combination of grants and community funds to buy the vehicle, which is the first ATV fire-fighting appliance on the Sunshine Coast.
The ATV is fitted with fire-fighting capabilities allowing the brigade to access areas where larger appliances can’t go due to their size. It is used for reconnaissance, fire fighting, patrolling and mopping up.
The ATV is a valuable resource not only for the local community but will also be available to surrounding communities.