Batchfire donates new equipment to local Rural Fire Brigades

May 10, 2022

Did you know that Batchfire Resources is the freehold and leasehold land holder of around 16,000 hectares across the Callide Rangelands?

As the custodians of such a large site we are conscious of the dangers posed every year by bushfires and other natural hazards.

The Callide Valley’s rural land holders of all sizes rely upon the outstanding work of Rural Fire Service volunteers to protect our communities.

This support was demonstrated recently when a fire started close to the Dawson Highway and moved over the escarpment onto Callide Timber Reserve land and track towards operational areas of the Callide Mine.

Members of the Dumgree, Argoon and Mt Murchison Rural Fire Brigades all attended and the situation was managed successfully.

To thank the volunteers and demonstrate our ongoing support Batchfire has funded a new Slip On Fire Fighting Unit for each of these local Brigades.

This portable fire fighting equipment can be easily fitted to a ute, trailer or truck, providing a mobile and rapid response in an emergency situation.

Batchfire Resources CEO, Allan Fidock, thanks volunteers

Batchfire Resources CEO, Allan Fidock, recently handed over a Slip On Fire Fighting Unit to Dumgree Rural Fire Brigade Officer in Charge, John Ferry.

They were joined by our General Manager, David Thomasson, and Environment and Community Manager, Joseph Hughes, as well as Gladstone Rural Fire Service Area Director, Craig Magick.

“We are proud to support our local Rural Fire Brigades,” Mr Fidock said. “By donating this equipment I want to express our gratitude to the volunteers for their service to the community.

“The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website is an invaluable source of information for rural property owners.

“I urge residents of the Callide Valley to visit www.qfes.qld.gov.au/bushfires and follow the advice to prepare your family and property,” he said.

Batchfire is also partnering with our local Traditional Owners, the Gaangalu Nation People, to consider a range of sustainable land uses including seasonal cold burns to reduce the build-up of possible fuel sources.

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