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.
Tags: Emergency Services, Funding, search and rescue, SES, volunteers