Funds for emer­gency ser­vices

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CAM­PASPE’S emer­gency ser­vices are be­ing urged to ap­ply for a share of more than $13 mil­lion in new­lyre­leased fund­ing.

Emer­gency Ser­vices Min­is­ter James Mer­lino said the 2017-18 Vol­un­teer Emer­gency Ser­vices Equip­ment Pro­gram would help give groups ac­cess to equip­ment they needed to keep the com­mu­nity safe for the years ahead.

The fund­ing sup­ports emer­gency ser­vices vol­un­teer groups, such as the CFA and SES, to buy life-sav­ing equip­ment, help­ing them to bet­ter serve their com­mu­ni­ties in times of need or cri­sis.

Grants of up to $100,000 are avail­able to meet the cost of a range of items, such as new tankers and trucks, pumps and gen­er­a­tors and im­prove­ments to fa­cil­i­ties.

Groups must raise a por­tion of the fund­ing, with the pro­gram con­tribut­ing $2 for ev­ery $1 raised.

To ap­ply, visit www.emv.vic.gov.au/ vesep”

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