NSW Firefighter's Equipment Destroyed

Hi Folks.

I am setting up this GoFundMe for Steve Baily.
Steve is a volunteer rural fire fighter, a close personal friend and a true Australian!

He is currently giving up most of his personal time to fight the current bush fires in NSW like many other amazing people.

While Steve was protecting other peoples houses and property from a deliberately lit fire near his home town just north of Tamworth, all his  equipment used for rural fencing and cutting and splitting firewood was destroyed by the same fire he was fighting.

Steve selflessly chose to protect other peoples property but lost all of his equipment as a result.
His tractor, custom log splitter attached to the tractor, quad bike and a horse float filled with equipment like generator and fencing equipment was all destroyed.

My aim is to raise funds to help with the replacement of this equipment that has been destroyed.

Approximate values of good second hand replacement equipment would be:
Tractor: $10,000
Horse Float: $5,000
Quad Bike: $5,000
Generator: $1,000

My aim is to raise $20,000
Considering the amount of unpaid work Steve has done with the rural fire brigade, houses and property he has helped save and personal sacrifice made, I feel helping Steve get back on his feet again is the right thing to do.

I would like to see this money raised within the next 3 months enabling him to get equipment back, so he can be back up and running again by the end of the summer fire season.

Update: Here is what was said by his RFS unit on their Facebook page when they shared this campaign: Steve Bailey is a Bendy firefighter who put in more hours at the Moonbi Fire than any other brigade member. On the first day of the fire, he knew all his equipment was in an area about to be overrun by the front. Yet, he never asked us to deviate from the properties we were defending. Brigade members didn't realise until the next day. Knowing he'd probably lost everything, for weeks he's been reluctant to venture into the area and face it. Instead he's continued to get on a firetruck, day & night, often for a 15 hrs at a time. Down but not out, Steve's a selfless guy and skilled firefighter, who could do with a bit of help. He'd never ask for it, but we will. Help us spread the word.

Donations (169)

  • Meg Jolliffe-Bailey
    • $5 
    • 3 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Tony Moy
New South Wales
Steve Bailey

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