McFall Fuel have donated a much needed Rapid Response Vehicle to the Trust Power TECT Rescue Helicopter along with providing fuel for the vehicle. The fuel and lubricant logistics specialists became great supporters of the Rescue Helicopter team after the part they played in helping to save Managing Director Allan McFall's brother Bryce in July 2002.
Pilot Liam Brettkelly and Crewman Leigh Sefton thanked the company for their generous gift. “This vehicle is critical to ensuring the service is rescue ready 24/7,” says Liam, “and is especially vital as the crewmen for the helicopter are all volunteers and are on call over a 24 hour period. Our volunteers could be anywhere when the pager goes off, and they need to be able to drive safely, yet quickly, to the hangar. So if you see it out and about with the lights on, please allow it the right of way,” says Liam. “It could be someone you know we are on our way to help.”
McFall Fuel took up the opportunity to supply the much-needed vehicle as a positive way of supporting the much needed service which needs to be airborne as soon as possible in an emergency. Knowing the service is available to those in need fits with the McFall Fuel and family philosophy.
“McFall Fuel is proud to sponsor the Rapid Response Vehicle, seeing this as a first-class way of supporting such an invaluable community service. We support the Trust just like so many other businesses and individuals so that should the situation arise, people in urgent need can be reached quickly and treated immediately, which is important. A great majority of the McFall Fuel staff cover many kilometres each day to reach customers who are often working in quite remote locations. The Rescue Helicopter provides these communities and businesses with that safety net when accidents occur and time is critical.We work hard to achieve zero harm, but accidents do happen, and having the Rescue Helicopter is paramount for us all, said Allan.”