A community fundraiser has resulted in Crescent Head Rural Fire Service (RFS) purchasing two iPads for their trucks.
The community came together and organised a fundraiser for the Crescent Head RFS following the bush fire in August which burnt through over 800 hectares and threatened a number of properties along Loftus Rd.
"It was a spontaneous fundraiser from the community. A number of groups in the community came together to help the Crescent Head RFS," treasurer of Crescent Head Ratepayers Association Amy Bruce said.
The iPads will help local firefighters stay up to date with the latest information during an emergency and while they're on the road heading to an incident.
"We will be able to receive updates and maps from the control centre and instead of it being on our phones, we will be able to see much clearer on the iPad," Jo Watts from the Crescent Head RFS said.
"The team at Echo and the community have really supported us with this and have allowed us to purchase these iPads that we wouldn't have been able to afford."
The iPads have been supplied by Echo Voice & Data in Kempsey and come with a tough case and a year's worth of data.
"I can't thank Echo enough, it's amazing to know the community is behind us."
Owner of Echo Voice & Data, Tara Howard, said the decision to come on board and support the Crescent Head RFS was an easy one.
"It's very easy to support people who help the community like the Crescent Head RFS does," she said.
The Crescent Head RFS would like to thank the Crescent Head Men's and Ladies' Golf clubs, Bandanus Boutique, Robyn and George Buyss as well as a number of other businesses and individuals who contributed to the raffle.
"It means so much to the brigade, we couldn't have purchased these with out the community and their support," Jo said.
The Crescent Head RFS have also received a $1000 cheque which will go towards purchasing helmet torches for the volunteer firefighters.
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