West Swan Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade crowdfunding to improve security after members become victim of crime while fighting fires


West Swan Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade members Kirk Christie and Xavier Cousin. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d480990
West Swan Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade members Kirk Christie and Xavier Cousin. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d480990

WEST Swan Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade has started a GoFundMe page to help raise money for CCTV to be installed at the fire station to help improve security.

Captain Rudi James said while out fighting fires members’ vehicles had been broken into and personal items had been stolen.

He said other stations had similar problems, with some even having fire trucks and equipment stolen.

“We’re hoping to raise enough so we can purchase and install a CCTV system,” he said.

“We hope it will act as a deterrent and also as a detective to anything that happens at the station.

“There is a lot of expensive equipment that we use to help us fight fires and we need to try and protect that – as well as our volunteers.”

The station has a fundraising goal of $3500.

He said it was a unfortunate that incidents of stealing happened while volunteers were out fighting fires, but it was a common occurrence for many stations.

“We’re hoping to raise $3500 which will cover supply and install,” he said.

“The system would help provide much needed comfort for our members.”

To donate towards to cause visit https://www.gofundme.com/west-swan-bfb-security-cameras.

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