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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Voluntary Rural Fire Brigade Equipment STOLEN

Members of the Narangba Rural Fire Brigade
 and Mark Ryan MP with some examples
 of the radios stolen from the Narangba RFB

State Member for Morayfield, Mark Ryan MP is calling on local people to help the Narangba Rural Fire Brigade following the theft of several expensive and essential pieces of fire-fighting equipment from their premises.

The Narangba Rural Fire Brigade was formed in 1996 and not only services the community in their immediate area, but also provides support for the Burpengary, Caboolture, Petrie and Morayfield areas. It is run entirely by volunteers who dedicate many hours in training, fundraising and community awareness activities.

"Whilst the six stolen VHF Radio Units, chainsaw, reflective jackets and other items have been replaced through the Rural Fire Brigade's self-insurance scheme, this incident is nonetheless a great tragedy for our community and impacts on the life-saving capacity of this volunteer rural fire-fighting brigade," Mr Ryan said.

“The volunteer fire-fighters at the Narangba Rural Fire Brigade are highly trained and selfless members of our community and I know they are terribly upset by this incident.

"That's why, I am encouraging local people to contact the police with any information regarding the theft of this essential equipment from the Brigade's premises at Roberts Road Narangba.

"I am also reminding local people that the Narangba Rural Fire Brigade relies on donations for its continued operation.

"They work hard to raise funds to purchase the gear that is needed for their valuable community work, and for this reason I am making a donation to the Brigade and I encourage other local people to consider making a donation too," Mr Ryan said.

"If anyone has information that can assist the police with their investigation, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000," Mr Ryan said.