Local brigades to receive life-saving equipment
The Nationals’ Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien has congratulated six local fire brigades on their successful applications for this year’s Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program.
Mr O’Brien said the funding would assist fire brigades in Gippsland South to keep their communities safe.
The funding will be spent on a range of emergency equipment including trucks, operational equipment and minor facilities upgrades.
Successful local brigades include:
- Foster – amenities improvements
- Leongatha-Korumburra group – minor works
- Trida – ultra light tanker
- Longford – minor works
- Nerrena – amenities improvements
- Yarram – purchase of equipment
- Willung – purchase of equipment
"I congratulate all these brigades in my electorate who have been successful for this funding and hope it goes some way to assisting this coming fire season," Mr O’Brien said.
"Our country communities are built on the backs of our volunteers and I take this opportunity to thank once again our tireless community volunteers, particularly those members of our local fire brigades who give their own time and expertise to keep our communities safe."