Funding for local firies

Alexandra Eildon Marysville Standard, Alexandra VIC (General News) LOCAL fire brigades are getting some well-deserved funding thanks to the state governments $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program. Marysville Fire Brigade received $11,480 to go towards a thermal camera and portable fire pump, Yea CFA received $11,500 for a thermal imaging camera and Molesworth Fire Brigade received $3072.46 for a generator, deep cycle giant power battery, a beacon and spot light and a storage locker. District 12 also received more than $120,000 of funding for a Storz conversion for appliances including tankers and quick-fills. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced that more than $2 million in funding would be shared across dozens of CFA and SES units throughout Northern Victoria. This is an exciting day for our amazing volunteers in Northern Victoria and I congratulate all our grant recipients and hope that it assists them in the outstanding job they do in keeping the community safe, Ms Symes said. The Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program has been established to ensure emergency management volunteers can continue to deliver their crucial work, protecting Victorian properties and lives.