Brigade fired up for fundraiser

Volunteer firefighters Struan Graham, Monique Van Den Elzen and Renny Gosatti with the defibrillator bought from last year’s fundraiser. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d441671
Volunteer firefighters Struan Graham, Monique Van Den Elzen and Renny Gosatti with the defibrillator bought from last year’s fundraiser. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d441671

The Wanneroo Central Volunteer Bushfire Brigade and the support brigade will hold a barbecue fund-raiser on August 29.

Treasurer Shane Sheely said they would sell hot dogs for $2.50 and drinks for $1.50 outside Bunnings from 7am to 4pm.

�Trucks and volunteers will be there from 9am to 2pm for children to look at and have photos taken,� he said.

�Members of the public between these times can also find out about bushfire information or how to become a member.

�The funds raised will go towards the purchase of a thermal imaging camera, which is valued between $5000 and $8000, for our brigades.

�This camera will enable firefighters to make sure that the fire is out completely.�

Mr Sheely said funds raised at last year�s barbecue bought a defibrillator for the brigade�s light tanker, and five of their vehicles now had defibrillators.

�Last December one of the defibrillators was put on standby as a firefighter waited for an ambulance due to heart problems,� he said. �He was later taken to hospital where a defibrillator was used to put his heart back into normal rhythm.

�That firefighter is still alive.�