GPS gear to help volunteers in remote bushland

Dalmeny-Kianga Rural Fire Service crews will find it easier to find their way in remote bushland after a recent useful donation from Narooma Golf Club.

“Our recent donation to the Dalmeny Fire Brigade has given them the opportunity to purchase a GPS Monitoring Unit,” a club spokeswoman said.

Narooma Golf Club general manager Dominic Connaughton with Dalmeny-Kianga Rural Fire Service members after a new GPS was donated.

Narooma Golf Club general manager Dominic Connaughton with Dalmeny-Kianga Rural Fire Service members after a new GPS was donated.

“The unit will be installed into the primary bush firefighting appliance giving the capability of expedient location and reporting on woodland and wild fires when navigating through bush land and dense forestation.”

RFS crews last week were battling two ‘suspicious’ fires that broke out near the Princes Highway, south of Narooma, on September 6. Crews were called to Corunna boat ramp and north Nangudga Lake – at about 2.45pm. An RFS spokesperson said “there was no reason for there to be fires in the area”.

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