Buslink regularly updates its fleet of buses. It is then faced with the decision on what to do with the older, fully serviceable vehicles no longer required. Buslink staff came up with the idea to make donations to organisations where they can continue to make a difference. In late 2018 the Buslink group of companies were acquired by ComfortDelGro Corporation Australia (CDC). CDC has been remarkable in their commitment to supporting causes that benefit the local communities and fully supports the idea of helping community organisations.
One of the surplus buses was recently presented to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) at our Caloundra Depot. QFES members accepted the retired School Bus donated by Buslink, which they will use for training purposes.
Chris White, QFES Director thanked Buslink and advised that “This bus will be used in mock-up heavy vehicle road accident training exercises, it will be invaluable to the QFES because this type of training helps secure a better outcome for victims of road traffic accidents”
This is the second bus which Buslink has donated to the QFES. The first bus, donated 4 years ago has already been transported around the state to assist with the training of emergency response crews.
The bus is a 1995 model Mercedes Benz school bus with 57 seats and fitted with a Starliner body.