The communities of Bowenvale and Timor are now able to more easily make mobile phone calls thanks to the local fire brigade.
Sporadic service throughout the communities of Timor and Bowenvale had been flagged as an issue for some time, with a lack of service meaning a delay in mobile phone calls or even an inability to make calls.
For the Bowenvale Fire Brigade, fluctuating mobile service meant it was often difficult for brigade members to contact one another or get in touch with community members in the event of an emergency.
However, the brigade recently spent some $3000 to install two mobile service boosters at the fire station and Timor Hall in a bid to increase mobile coverage in the area.
Bowenvale Fire Brigade Captain Allan Monk said the devices have been hailed as the “best things” by the community and are a boost to safety for everyone.
“From a community point of view the need for something like this was highlighted a couple of times, the most recent time there was a shed fire across the road from the station and people were trying to make calls to organise different things and couldn’t,” he said.
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