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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