Wallumbilla Fire Station received new solar panels.
Wallumbilla Fire Station received new solar panels. Jorja McDonnell

Station receives the ultimate power-up

WALLUMBILLA Fire Station now has a powerful ally on its side - the sun.

Volunteers for the Rural Fire Service and SES base at Wallumbilla welcomed guests on Wednesday for the official handover of new solar panels, now attached to the station roof.

RFS area director, Inspector Goetz Graf, said the solar panels would make a huge difference for the Wallumbilla brigade and the volunteers from both services.

"The solar panels are important to us in terms of planning for the future, and in sustaining our service for remote communities.

"It gives back to the community through better value and a reduction in use of energy from the grid.”

Graeme Angus from Ergon Energy, who installed the solar panels, expressed his personal appreciation for the work the services do.

"On behalf of Ergon Energy I thank you for your service, standing shoulder to shoulder with our crews in the field when we need it most.

"As a gesture of appreciation for your work, it is an honour to present the new solar PV equipment.”

Wallumbilla is one of five stations in Queensland to receive the latest round of solar panels, along with Kogan in the southwest.

Kogan Rural Fire Service will receive their solar panels later this month.


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