A local volunteer fire service has just discovered over half their communications equipment is set to become obsolete as a result of compulsory upgrades.
Berridale Rural Fire Service originally raised funds to buy seven analog radios, to create a network between personnel.
However, the government has recently ruled to change over all devices to digital, and allocated just three replacements for the voluntary service.
This will leave them four radios short, meaning four of their seven trucks won't be connected during an emergency.
Over the weekend, Crackenback Cottage on the Alpine Way kicked off the community assistance for the service, hosting a blues band and produce market on their property to collect donations.
The Callout Officer from the Firies, Fiona Southern, says it will be a long road ahead with each radio costing around two and a half thousand dollars.