RURAL CLEAN UP: Ben Carman outside his home in Mahes Road Bungadoo. The flood water damaged all his possessions which he had placed on the second floor. Fire and Rescue crew entered his home with breathing apparatus to remove the fridges containing rotten meat. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
RURAL CLEAN UP: Ben Carman outside his home in Mahes Road Bungadoo. The flood water damaged all his possessions which he had placed on the second floor. Fire and Rescue crew entered his home with breathing apparatus to remove the fridges containing rotten meat. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Wallaville Rural Fire Brigade all fired up

THE Wallaville Rural Fire Brigade is fed up after their fire truck was taken off them by Bundaberg Incident Control Centre and they were left to fend for themselves.

First officer for the Wallaville Rural Fire Brigade, David Scott said they were the forgotten crews.

"They took one of our (two) vehicles off us a couple of days ago and said Bundaberg needs it; I think that was wrong," Mr Scott said.

"We're just as important as Bundaberg.

"These people have suffered just the same, they have had big crews in Bundaberg and we've had nothing up here."

Mr Scott said there was meat rotting on the floors, still waiting to be cleaned.

"I just think we're treated pretty harshly up here," he said.

Mr Scott said people in the Wallaville and Bungadoo had not seen assistance.

"SES here, you may as well not have them."

Bungadoo resident Ben Carman's house was yet to be cleaned.

He had lived on Mahes Rd with his wife Marian for eight years, flooded in 2011 and flooded again, he said they won't stay.

"We're going to move somewhere higher," Mr Carman said.

Mr Carman and his wife evacuated their home as water swiftly rose and their yard became a raging river.

"We got out by kayak from the second level balcony," he said.

"We've lost everything again, a couple of sentimental things we put right up into the roof cavity."

Mr Carman said he didn't know if they had been damaged.

"You work your guts out to get it all upstairs," Mr Carman said.

"It's just not fair for anyone to go through this."

Mr Carman said not one bit of his land was out of water.
 



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