Boost for local emergency volunteers

Victorian emergency management volunteers are 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 three grants for the local area including;

  • $1,334 for Bealiba CFA for 2 Protek select flow nozzles.
  • $2,113 for Carisbrook CFA for 2 Protek select flow nozzels and a Protek pistol grip nozzle.
  • $1,261 for Burnbank CFA for a fridge/freezer and transit bag.

“These grants will assist emergency volunteers in Central Goldfields Shire in the crucial work they do in keeping the community safe,” Ms Pulford said.

“I would like to congratulate all our grant recipients and hope that it assist them 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 the 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.