The Highlands East station 3 voluntary fire department in Gooderham is another step closer to buying much-needed rescue equipment thanks to a $2,000 donation from the Gooderham Community Action Group (GCAG).

“We’re continuing to raise money for a new side-by-side, off-road vehicle that will allow us to perform better emergency rescue operations on the trails and in less accessible areas around Gooderham,” said district fire chief Brian Horner. “This donation will get us to within one-half of the funds needed for a new side-by-side.”

Gooderham Community Action Group chair Valerie Dugale said people have continued to be generous in supporting good works in the community.

“Our volunteer firefighters are there for us and as a community we need to be there for them throughout the year with fundraising drives,” added Dugale.

Donations can be made at the fire hall by cheque to the Gooderham Station 3 Firefighter’s Association or through a bottle drive at the station.