Wimmera Country Fire Authority brigades recive $46,000 in 2017 Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants

Photo: Jessica Shapiro
Photo: Jessica Shapiro

WIMMERA Country Fire Authority Brigades have shared in more than $46,000 in grants from the Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program.

In the state government grant’s first found, 11 brigades received between almost $12,000 and $770 for new first aid equipment, tools and volunteer amenities.

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy congratulated the brigades.

“I congratulate 11 of our local CFA brigades across the Lowan Electorate who successfully applied to receive funding,” Ms Kealy said.

“Volunteers do a huge amount of fundraising in order to apply for matching funding from the Victorian Government and any extra support they receive goes a long way.

District 17 Headquarters received $11,964.00 for blower vacs and pressure washers and Dimboola Urban received $11,480.00 for a thermal imaging camera.

Horsham brigade received $6,026.52 for defibrillators while Clear Lake and Murtoa each received just over $3000 for single defibrillators.

Yaapeet received $2,903.63 for new audio visual and information technology equipment.

Dadswells Bridge received $2,047.72 for a quick fill trailer and TV aerial.

Grass Flat received $1,962.10 for catering equipment and patio heaters while Kellalac received $1,616.32 for a chainsaw and safety equipment.

Lawloit received $2,043 for a fridge/freezer and a GPS while Moyston received $771.81 for a portable fridge.

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