Avenel, Glenaroua and Tallarook CFA volunteers to get new equipment
20 August 2015
Thursday 20 August 2015
Avenel, Glenaroua and Tallarook CFAs will benefit from new equipment thanks to the latest round of Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) grants.
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan congratulated the brigades on their successful application.
“This grant program is important because it ensures the volunteers who give their time to protect the community have modern facilities and equipment,” Ms Ryan said.
“Grants are provided to help brigades purchase operational equipment, trucks or to undertake minor upgrades. Avenel and Glenaroua will be using the grant to purchase new equipment and Tallarook will benefit from improved amenities.”
Ms Ryan said the brigades were always quick to pitch in in the fight to protect lives and property.
“Avenel, Glenaroua and Tallarook are fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers who are committed to keeping our community safe,” Ms Ryan said.
“Local volunteers have always pitched in to help protect us – whether at home or other communities around the state.
“With another long fire season expected, we should also remember that the men and women who spend much of their summer turning out on the truck have loved ones at home, waiting for their return,” Ms Ryan said.