Wan­garatta SES unit to get more equip­ment

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

WAN­GARATTA’S State Emer­gency Ser­vice will re­ceive new equip­ment, as part of a $600,000 fund­ing in­jec­tion to the state body by in­surer, AAMI.

The fund­ing will be used to pur­chase around 2000 pieces of equip­ment across the state, as part of the AAMI equip­ment han­dover pro­gram, which has seen more than $8 mil­lion do­nated over the past 16 years.

Equip­ment to be pur­chased in­cludes power tools, hy­draulic res­cue tools, gen­er­a­tors, chain­saws and re­mote area lighting.

Stephen Grif­fin, VICSES chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, said the equip­ment funded by AAMI helps the state’s 5000 SES vol­un­teers pro­vide an in­valu­able ser­vice, both in emer­gency re­sponse and com­mu­nity ed­u­ca­tion.

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