Boost for Bridgewater CFA

Bridgewater CFA is getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program.

Hundreds of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations across the state.

The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced Bridgewater CFA had been successful in the latest round of grants.

“I’m really pleased that Bridgewater CFA will receive $6,709 to purchase 12 helmet torches and a fire hose washer,” Ms Pulford said.

“This grant will assist emergency volunteers in Bridgewater in the crucial work they do in keeping the community safe,” Ms Pulford said.

“I would like to congratulate Bridgewater CFA and I hope this grant assists them in the outstanding job they do in keeping the community safe,” she said.

Minister for Emergency Services, James Merlino, said the Government is supporting the significant contribution of more than 100,000 emergency management volunteers across Victoria.

“The Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program has been established to ensure emergency management volunteers can continue to deliver their crucial work, protecting Victorian properties and lives,” Mr Merlino said.

To find out more about the ESVS Grants Program visit https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/esvsgrants.