SES welcomes VESEP grants
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers will receive new equipment, vehicles and building improvements courtesy of the Victorian Government, Deputy Premier and Minister for Emergency Services Peter Ryan announced today.
Across the state, 37 SES units have received grants under the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP).
The VESEP is an ongoing program funded by the State Government to provide local emergency services volunteer groups access to grants for operational equipment, vehicles and facility improvements, giving $2 for each $1 contributed by the group.
Minister Ryan said local emergency services volunteers played a crucial role in protecting the lives and property of all Victorians.
"We are fortunate to be able to call upon these steadfast men and women for assistance in difficult times," he said.
"Through this program, the government continues to support volunteers, enabling them to purchase equipment suited to their needs and assisting them to carry out their roles safely and efficiently."
SES CEO Mary Barry welcomed the grants.
"I would like to congratulate the 37 units who have been successful in obtaining a VESEP grant for 2012-13," she said.
This year's SES recipients and the projects they will undertake are detailed below:
|Beechworth||Purchase of leased vehicle|
|Bendoc||Purchase of leased vehicle|
|Broadmeadows||Light Rescue Truck|
|Cobram||Purchase of leased vehicle|
|Footscray||Light Rescue Truck|
|Malvern||Light Rescue Truck|
|San Remo||New Vehicle|
|Swan Hill||Storm Trailer|
|Tatura||Purchase of leased vehicle|
|Warragul||Purchase of leased vehicle|