Kendall Community Op Shop awards $7500 to King Creek Rural Fire Brigade

Team effort: King Creek Rural Fire Brigade members are committed to responding to emergencies.

Team effort: King Creek Rural Fire Brigade members are committed to responding to emergencies.

King Creek Rural Fire Brigade has welcomed a financial boost from the Kendall Community Op Shop.

The brigade received $2500 for a communication system as well as a $5000 one-off grant.

The Kendall Community Op Shop has awarded more than $234,090 in funding to sporting and activity clubs, groups and charity causes in its 12th year of community support.

King Creek Rural Fire Brigade will buy UHF base radios for the trucks and UHF portable radios with its $2500 grant.

The UHF communications will primarily be used when brigade members are on firefighting duties outside the area.

The money will also buy an iPad and iPad mounting kit for each truck.

The $5000 allocation will fund a computer for the station as well as truck spotlights, dash cams and station equipment including a leaf blower.

Members also hope to have a radio installed in the station.

King Creek Rural Fire Brigade president Steve Begg said he was blown away by the $7500 op shop funding.

He said the equipment would make an operational difference.

"A lot of this is about communication and keeping our members safe," Mr Begg said.

He said there was also a psychological element as brigade members were being recognised for their efforts.

Mr Begg expressed "overwhelming gratitude" at the community support after a "consistent, scary and hard" fire season.

King Creek Rural Fire Brigade has 18 active members. Recent recruitment yielded about 11 probationary members.

One-off grants from the Kendall Community Op Shop included $5000 each for 15 rural fire brigades.

They are brigades at Byabarra, Comboyne, Hollisdale, Huntington, Long Flat, Pappinbarra, Pembroke, Rollands Plains, Telegraph Point, King Creek, Camden Haven, Hannam Vale, Johns River, Lorne and Moorland.

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