RRT express airfreighted 400 ration packs to Perth to support emergency services, as unpredictable bushfires furiously blazed in Western Australia.
Stationed at the Brown Park evacuation centre in Swan View, the Mundaring-shire based volunteers have been providing around-the-clock hot meals, water, soft drink, tea, coffee and snacks.
Built on lessons from the NSW Inquiry into the 2019-20 Bushfire Season, the Frontline Snack Packs were developed for emergency service workers for situations like the fires in WA. The newly launched nutritious Frontline Snack Packs include a range of snacks designed to provide long lasting energy in a vacuum-sealed ration pack.
RRT asked the NSW Rural Fire Service’s nutritionist to review the ration packs to ensure they provide the right kind of energy and would suit the demands of frontline firefighting.
|Each pack includes: |
1 packet of soy crisps
1 packet of lollies
National Operations Manager for RRT, Dan Alderton said, “We only hope the catering and Frontline Snack Packs bring a small form of relief to first responders facing bushfires, and members of the community facing the uncertainty of evacuating from their home.”
The opening shift of the WA evacuation saw more than 250 firefighters and local residents displaced by the fires were served a welcome hot breakfast.
Dan said it was Christian values of care and compassion that motivated them to support. “That’s why, drawing on our experience of providing catering during emergency events, we developed the Frontline Snack Packs as a practical, tangible way to help.”
RRT aims to roll this initiative out globally, bringing relief and comfort to high-pressure situations.