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Go Team!

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The ‪#‎caprescue‬ relay team have crossed the finish line at Yeppoon Triathlon Festival. Go team !

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A birds eye view of The Rocky Swap Meet

Fly safe

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Fire Deluge System Tests

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Representatives from Australia’s RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and the Rockhampton Base Hospital witnessed the rooftop helipad fire into action, during a series of testings on the Fire Deluge System on 25 June. RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service spokesperson Kirsty Wooler explained: “There are a number of devices positioned around the helipad that will detect a fire instantaneously and will activate the response system. RACQ CAPRICORN RESCUE has been working closely with the project team and the Rockhampton Hospital to ensure that safety continues to be the number one priority.” In the event of a fire, sprinkler heads positioned around the parameter of the landing site eject 4,000 litres (1,000 gallons) of water per minute.

Bechtel Safety League Donation

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#‎caprescue‬ was again this year honoured to be a recipient of the Bechtel GladstoneSafety League donation program. Our congratulations go to all the winning teams and in particular the four who selected our charity – Evolution, Gunslingers, Reds and The Walkers.

Recent Donations

DSC_2048A beast donated by Bruce and Beral Donovan from Duaringa Station Feed Lot sold yesterday for over $2,200 at Gracemere Saleyards. South African Auctioneer Adre Van Zyl sold the beast, coming in at a total of 565 kilograms, to successful bidder Okay Holdings Meat Works for $3.96 per kilogram.

IMG_0443Tattersall’s Club donation of $1,000 is greatly appreciated.

 

Frankie B at Beef Week 2015 – Guess The Weight

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For you chance to win $2,000 of fuel donated by Caltex guess Frankie B’s weight at Beef Australia this week. A little about Frankie B:

Breed
Santa Gertrudis and Brahman cross bullock, bred by the late Frank Comiskey.

Home ground
The bullock was bred on ‘Wandsworth” – a property of 180,000 acres and over 100km in length. ‘Wandsworth’ is located on the Outer Barcoo at Yaraka, between Windorah and Blackall, Western Queensland. This area is just a stone’s throw from Michael Magee’s shanty in the infamous ‘A Bush Christening’ by A.B. Paterson.

As weaners the cattle were sent to ‘Inga Downs’ at Dingo. It was on this property that the steers were castrated but not dehorned due to the continuing dry conditions and their light condition. ‘Inga Downs’ is a developed Briglow property between Rockhampton and Emerald consisting of paddocks that are blade ploughed and seeded with Buffel Grass and Leucaena.

The Story Behind The Horns
During a particularly bad drought the cows and their calves had to be walked for three days from to the headwaters of Powell creek on the Grey Range where there was low mulga, a tree that cattle can graze. The calves were only branded and ear marked as the drought conditions were so bad the holding paddocks were bare so the calves needed to walk out to the back paddock.

Murray Grey
Murray Grey- the breed was developed in the Murray River Valley in Southern New South Whales. He was bought at the Tenterfield saleyards, selected to be entered and exhibited in the Brisbane Ekka led steer competition. His name is ‘Hairy McLairy’. He is a stable mate for ‘Frankie B’.

Donations

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Biloela Black Tie Charity Ball

1511214_1626064920959132_1983573408030787297_nHuge news. The tickets are out for our first ever Biloela Black Tie Charity Ball in aid of the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service (Official Site)

More details coming but tickets available through Leon and Sam Sun Valley Motel or Kirsty at RACQ CHRS.

Tanks Fuelled

11036082_779488732130161_7962252988692477562_nCongratulations Central Queensland! You have, as a community, well and truly fuelled our tanks – so to speak. Our target of $10,000 for our 2 IBC’s has been exceeded. IBC’s will be placed at Heron Island and Rolleston with the remaining $4,816 going towards an IBC for Emerald.

**Please note that we currently have fuel available at these locations but an upgrade is required to improve our storage facilities**