20 Oct To Serve and Protect
We are so excited to show you our brand new custom-built rescue vehicle canopy, funded by a grant from the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife @fnpwaustralia under their Wildlife Heroes program.
This canopy strongly increases our capacity to rescue koalas effectively and efficiently while maintaining a safe working environment for our rescue volunteers. It has been fitted out with the appropriate hooks, drawers and straps to safely transport and store all required safety and rescue equipment required for regular rescues and emergency response. It is fully weather proof and enables our rescue team to respond immediately to calls for rescue, including during natural disasters. If not expected to be in use by Friends of the Koala, the vehicle can and will be shared with other wildlife rescue organisations in the region.
The canopy has been installed on our Ford Ranger 4WD Rescue & Emergency Response vehicle. This vehicle has been generously donated by @ifawglobal.
Also massive thank you to @mclennanengineering for the excellent service provided and the discount offered for our 🐨
The Wildlife Heroes Program is managed by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife with funding from the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.