With farm firefighting units playing an important role in the Cudlee Creek and Kangaroo Island bushfires, the Labor state opposition is calling for the reinstatement of the Regional Capability Community Fund to help more rural residents purchase firefighting equipment.
Opposition Leader Peter Malinauskas said reinstating RCCF grants would enable farmers to be armed with the best equipment to protect properties.
"The recent bushfires were devastating and it is widely known the efforts of firies were helped by locals armed with on-farm firefighting units," he said.
"We are not even half way through the bushfire season - reinstating these grants is a fast way of enabling farmers to be armed with the latest firefighting equipment."
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