CFA receives $25,000 Basslink donation

CFA receives $25,000 Basslink donation

5 March 2021

Basslink today welcomed local heroes from CFA District 27 – South East Region to the Basslink Converter Station at Loy Yang and announced a donation of $25,000 to the CFA.

The donation will fund the purchase of protective breathing apparatus equipment for the firefighters. The support continues a long-time relationship between Basslink and the CFA since development of the electricity interconnector began in 2003.

CEO Malcolm Eccles said Basslink was a proud supporter of the CFA.

“The volunteers of the CFA are local heroes: selfless and so community-minded,” said Mr Eccles.

“It’s wonderful that Basslink has the opportunity to give something back, and helps ensure the CFA firefighters have the protective equipment they need to remain safe.”

“Basslink looks forward to continuing its partnership with the CFA well into the future.”

Assistant Chief Fire Officer David Chugg welcomed the support from Basslink.

“This funding from Basslink will enable the CFA to purchase vital compressed air breathing apparatus equipment for our firefighters,” said Chugg.

“It’s crucial that our firefighters’ health and wellbeing is protected, while they are protecting the community, and this contribution from Basslink is an important part of ensuring this remains.”