Vodafone also presented a $5,000 donation to the Rural Fire Service to support the ongoing efforts and vital assistance provided by local emergency services.
“Connectivity is indispensable in ensuring any community can continue to thrive,” Vodafone CEO Inaki Berroeta said.
“Emergency services in the area have faced many challenges in recent years. This donation is both a thank you for the incredible work they’ve done, and a contribution to help ensure that their amazing work will continue in the future.”
Mr Berroeta expressed his appreciation to District Manager Southern Border Patrick Westwood whose area of fire management includes Federation Council area.
“The $5,000 is graciously received by the Federation Support Brigade,” Mr Westwood said. “The money will be used for breathing apparatus throughout the Federation Council area.”
He commented on the dry weather conditions with no real rain since November and that farmers have ploughed stubble back into the ground. Apart from showers, he does not expect the forecast of rain in the near future and advises farmers to prepare accordingly.
Obtaining appropriate fire permits and ensuring sufficient firebreaks are in place are essential Mr Westwood said. He also urged farmers to visit www.preventingbushfires.com.au