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Brighter Days

Brighter Days

A new Forward Command Vehicle - Brighter days ahead for Ovens Valley Group

A new Forward Command Vehicle has been added to the fleet of CFA District 24’s Ovens Valley Group, thanks to significant donations following the 2019/2020 summer.

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It's part of the funding from the organisers of the Brighter Days Festival, with that total divided equally between Group and the ten brigades in the Ovens Valley.

The Landcruiser replaces an older vehicle.

The money has been a great boost for the small brigades such as Myrtleford, Porepunkah, Bright, Harrietville also receiving $13,636 each.

“It was extremely generous for the Brighter Days Foundation to extend their fundraising to the Ovens Valley Group of Brigades,” said Group Officer Freudenstein.

“It’s a local family-friendly festival so they were motivated to donate to us as we’d had about 30 days of constant firefighting around our area in the Ovens Valley.”

“It’s going to a range of different projects. There’s a lot of development around Porepunkah so they’re putting the money towards expanding their fire station so they can add a pumper down the track.

“Buffalo River is also doing a shed extension, while the other brigades are putting the money towards equipment or simply saving for bigger projects.”

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