The Dilston Fire Brigade has received a $2100 donation from one of its former volunteers only months out from the region's peak fire period.
L.J. Hooker Launceston director Justin Goebel said as a former volunteer at the station he understood how much the crew benefited from community donations.
He said with his business experiencing a period of prosperity he had been unable to make the time commitment required to volunteer and decided to continue his support in another way.
"'I've lived in the community and I've lived here up in the East Tamar for about 10 to 15 years, and in that time I became a member of the volunteer fire brigade," he said.
"I haven't really got time to contribute my efforts, so it's good to be able to return the favour in the way of a donation.
"The volunteer section of the Tasmanian fire service does rely on a lot of help from the locals, so it's good to be in that position now to be able to do that here, I can't help with time, but can help in that way."
Dilston Fire Brigade chief Raz Stow said while the brigade did not seek donations they were always grateful to know the community appreciated their service.
Mr Stow said with the station well supplied by the state government, Mr Goebel's donation could be spent on accoutrements to make volunteer's time away from home more comfortable.
"Little things like this just make life a little bit nicer because it is a second home, you know, we spend a lot of time here and our families can tell us we spend a lot of time here and not just here, but away on the job," he said
"Any donations that we are fortunate enough to receive, or monies that are raised goes towards those little things, maybe some extra audio visual equipment, some extra training props, comfortable chairs, stuff like that."
Mr Goebel said knowing what the volunteers give up to protect the community making the donation was the least he could do.
"These guys give up all their time to go and do this, I think the least that we can do is help out in some way you know to just help," he said.
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