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New fire brigade pumper named for David Balfour

By johnboy - 11 October 2010 5

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Simon Corbell has announced the latest addition to the Fire Brigade’s fleet has been named after David Balfour:

I am very pleased to have been given the opportunity to commission the David Balfour Fire Pumper in honour of the late David Balfour,” Mr Corbell said.

“Mr Balfour, a senior firefighter (qualified) in the ACT Fire Brigade, was tragically killed in the line of duty while on an ACT taskforce sent to help out during the Victorian Bushfires in February 2009,” he said.

“The ACT Fire Brigade decided to dedicate the new fire pumper to David in his memory with the full support of the Balfour family,”

David’s widow Celia, his children and other family members were in attendance for the Commissioning ceremony today at Phillip Fire Station.

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5 Responses to
New fire brigade pumper named for David Balfour
Waiting For Godot 11:11 am 12 Oct 10

Could someone from the firies union post a message here saying where we can but the new calendar? I really want one!

stormboy 8:22 am 12 Oct 10

Fitting tribute. Nicely said I-filled.

2620watcher 10:29 pm 11 Oct 10

And what a fine piece of machinery it is…

Ko. 9:04 pm 11 Oct 10

Just be careful, you know what happened list time you posted a picture of a fire engine.

I-filed 5:49 pm 11 Oct 10

RIP David Balfour and best wishes to his family. They say you die twice: first when you die physically, and then again when the very last time your name is said. That interval is centuries, even millennia, for the famous of course.

I’m glad this will contribute to a long time before David Balfour’s “final death”.

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