Maintenance boost for fire brigade
Workers from Alcoa’s electrical department and maintenance teams at the company’s Wagerup site came together to help a local fire brigade achieve some important house-keeping work last week.
The Alcoa volunteers helped the Eaton-Australind Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service with a routine service and inspection of fire hydrants across the area as part of the company’s Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods program.
The volunteer work also helped the brigade earn a $3000 grant from the company to go towards the brigade’s operating costs and upgrades to their Eaton-based premises.
Wagerup workers Peter Boyle and Daryl Fishwick, who are volunteers with the brigade, nominated the group for the grant and led the team through activities on the day.
“Over the course of 12 months the brigade responds to dozens of fires and other safety related incidents, so the funding support is greatly appreciated by the vollies,” Mr Fishwick said. Through their participation in events like this one Alcoa employees are set to inject more than 2000 volunteer hours and about $200,000 into local community groups this year.
The program is this year set to inject more than 2000 volunteer hours and $200,000 into communities close to where Alcoa operates in Australia.
Alcoa of Australia chairman and managing director Michael Parker thanked the employees for their volunteer work, saying it was proof that many hands working together could make a big difference.
“Alcoa is proud to be an engaged and supportive partner in our neighbouring communities and we encourage and support our employees to also be active community members,” Mr Parker said.
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