State emer­gency ser­vice grants

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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

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