Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt today handed over a new four-wheel drive to the Mena Creek Rural Fire Brigade.

“This new vehicle, valued at $105,000, demonstrates the Bligh Government’s commitment to our volunteer organisations across the state,” Mr Pitt said.

Curtis hands over the keys to the new appliance“The generosity of the community is also acknowledged with a $7500 grant from the Rural Fire Brigade Association of Queensland, $6000 from Rewards Group Ltd and a community fundraising effort of $6500 contributing to the purchase.”

“This new vehicle is fitted out with latest fire fighting apparatus capable of holding 2000 litres of water and equipment for three fire-fighters.”

The Mena Creek Rural fire brigade was established in April 2007 as a voluntary amalgamation of several small rural brigades and boasts a committed membership of 36 brave volunteers.

“I am pleased to be able to support such a worth while organisation and wish the Mena Creek Rural fire brigade all the best for the future,” Mr Pitt said.

Mr Pitt said the purchase of this new fire truck was evidence of the Bligh Government Toward Q2 commitment to create safer Queensland communities.

“This new fire truck will ensure more effective firefighting in the Mena Creek region. The fire truck will used for responding to vegetation fires but can also be used to assist at structural fires and even vehicle accidents,” he said.

“Rural fire brigades across Queensland are made up of a diverse group of landholders and volunteers who generously donate their time protect our community.

“I would like to thank all of the Mena Creek Rural Fire Brigade for their support and commitment. I hope this new fire truck helps the brigade’s important work assisting the local community in times of crisis.”