Freemasons support Volunteer Rescue Squad

L to R: Steve McLeod, Rescue Operator; Geoff Bown, FotCC Chairman; Scott Wilkins, Treasurer and Deputy Captain; and Scott Doorey, Rescue Operator

Freemasons on the Central Coast have donated more than five thousand dollars to the Central Coast Volunteer Rescue Squad (CCVRS) for equipment in their operational vehicles.

CCVRS put out a request for funding for two iPads and brackets that could be used in its Rescue Squad vehicle.

A formal presentation was given on Sunday, March 27 at the Allison Homestead in Wyong, where the Squad demonstrated their equipment.

CCVRS deputy captain, Scott Wilkins, said the iPads improved their response times by at least four minutes.

“The iPads provide a communication link to the base of operations and assist in guiding the squads to report on incidents,” he said.

The Rescue Squad said they greatly appreciated the assistance provided by Freemasons on the Central Coast.

CCVRS is part of The Volunteer Rescue Association NSW.

It responds to incidents including vehicle accidents, domestic situations, flooding, cliff rescues, providing emergency lighting, traffic control, animal rescues and more.

It also assists other NSW emergency services such as the Rural Fire Service, State Emergency Service, Police Service, Ambulance Service, and Fire & Rescue.

Apart from NSW Government funding, the NSW VRA relies on the donations and other support from local communities.

Nicola Riches