Rotary supporting Eyre Peninsula Communities with bushfire infrastructure.
The Rotary Club of Port Lincoln has completed a programme of sign writing and placing memorial plaques onto seven emergency fire water tanks around the peninsula. The Club paid for the tanks to be installed at airstrips at Cummins, Lock, Wudinna, Buckleboo, Kimba, Cowell and Cleve. Funding the infrastructure was made available through the $500,000 raised by the Rotary Club of Port Lincoln following the disastrous 2005 Lincoln and district bush fire.
It was considered top priority to provide these tanks and other infrastructure as an emergency source of water mainly for feeding water bomber aircraft in the event of a fire but also for fire tenders. The club members combined this work with an inspection tour by regional operations commander of the Country Fire Service Mr, John Probert. Mr Probert identified several logistical problems which will be rectified to facilitate ease of use by the CFS.
The four Rotarians, Glenn Karutz, Allan Burrows, Des Pinson and Chris Stone of the Port Lincoln Club were proud to place large Rotary International signs on the tanks as well as large signage indicating the use of the tanks is for emergency only.
Pictured: Allan Burrows, Glen Karutz, John Probert & Chris Stone.