10
Aug
emergency services receive funding
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Thousands of dollars have been pumped into emergency services across Nillumbik.

More than $190,000 was distributed to six CFA and SES units under the state government’s emergency services volunteer sustainability grants program.

Wattle Glen CFA received $67,667 for a station upgrade including glass doors, retaining walls and sealing the car park.

Nillumbik SES were handed $39,735 for audio visual equipment, kitchen equipment, security cameras, a wheeled stretcher.

Panton Hill CFA were given $26,849 to buy hoses, laptops, an iPad, iPhone, projector and screen, chainsaw training and five training courses to drive a medium tanker.

Hurstbridge CFA received $22,746 for a laptop, computer, data projector and screen, printer, 6 truck licences and 15 chainsaw certificates.

Arthurs Creek Strathewen CFA got $15,253 for vinyl targets, replastering and repainting, a 43” television, generator, flood lighting as well as humidity, wind speed, moisture and incline measuring devices.

Meanwhile the Nillumbik CFA Group received $18,720 to allow 12 members to attend the 2017 Australian fire and emergency management conference including registration, accommodation and flights.

This article was originally published by the Herald Sun.

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