State emergency service grants
SES groups across Queensland can now access vital new emergency equipment thanks to a joint sponsorship deal supported by Ergon Energy, Energex and Powerlink Queensland.
The partnership has seen Ergon Energy, Energex and Powerlink Queensland join forces to offer $200,000 in equipment funding.
Applications are now open for SES groups to buy specific equipment used in the frontline of post-disaster or emergency response.
Items available through the funding include generators, emergency lighting equipment, chainsaws, pole saws, basket stretchers and specialist emergency packs.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Deputy Commissioner for Emergency Services Volunteers, Mike Wassing, said Queensland’s 6100 volunteers will be able to purchase important equipment to further enhance their responses to severe weather events in Queensland.
“That frontline teamwork and collaboration between the agencies during operational responses has inspired this special funding,” Mr Wassing said.
Queenslanders helping each other are a proud part of the reality brought by summer storms, cyclones or flooding according to Ergon’s Chief Executive Ian McLeod.
Applications for a share in the funding close on February 15. For further information on the equipment program visit www.emergency.qld.gov.au/ ses/our-partners/EnergexErgon-Powerlink.html or contact SES logistics on 07 3635 3434 or SES.Logistics@qfes.qld.gov.au