ElectraNet is a proud supporter of the CFS Foundation, a charitable organisation whose main purpose is to provide immediate financial assistance to volunteer firefighters and their families who have suffered through death, injury, loss or damage of property while in the line of service.
Through ElectraNet’s sponsorship, the CFS Foundation is also in a position to purchase important pieces of equipment for local brigades, via Small Equipment Grants, which are used to support their valuable emergency service work in the community.
ElectraNet’s Chief Executive Officer, Simon Emms, recently presented the Morphett Vale CFS with new atmospheric monitors, which can detect and measure oxygen, flammability, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide and hydrogen sulphide.
A second monitor will be presented to the Happy Valley CFS brigade shortly.
Exposure to toxic gases, smoke and products of combustion at fires is a common threat to firefighters, including CFS volunteers, leading to both short and long-term health effects including, in the worst case, cancer.
Simon said supporting important community organisations like the CFS Foundation was an important way of giving back to the communities in which it operates.
“CFS volunteers make a huge contribution to their local community by providing vital support services during some of the most challenging times,” Simon said.
“We thank all of these amazing volunteers and we are proud to be able to provide these atmospheric monitors to supporting their work and increase their safety while fighting bushfires.”
CFS Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Gloria Berni said, “We are incredibly grateful for ElectraNet’s generous sponsorship, as it has enabled the CFS Foundation to equip our dedicated CFS volunteers with essential safety equipment.”
“Each atmospheric monitor costs more than $8000 and there are plans to purchase more and present them to other CFS brigades throughout the financial year,” Gloria said.
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