Category: Minister for Emergency Services

$10 Million In Grants Available For Emergency Volunteers

Emergency management volunteers are sharing in $10 million of grants, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to fund the training, equipment and facilities needed to keep communities safe. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino announced today that applications are open for the 2018-19 Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability grants program. The program, which is funded through […]

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Funding Boost For Marine Search And Rescue Volunteers

Marine Search and Rescue volunteers in Melbourne’s south are receiving new vessels and engines, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s record $11.3 million investment in the sector. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited the Frankston Volunteer Coast Guard today to announce a range of funding commitments for Frankston and Carrum volunteers. Mr Merlino […]

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CFA Volunteers To Benefit From $5 Million In Grants

Volunteer firefighters are sharing in more than $5 million in grants, thanks to a new Andrews Labor Government-funded program. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced there are almost 250 successful applications in the first round of the CFA’s Enhancing Volunteerism Grants Program. The grants will provide volunteer firefighters with a welcome boost, supporting […]

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Wear Orange To Show Support For SES Volunteers

Victorians are wearing orange today to show their support for the dedicated women and men who volunteer with the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES). Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino said Wear Orange Wednesday was the perfect opportunity to say thank you to the VICSES volunteer members, who selflessly don their orange overalls and respond […]

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Latest Fire Services Response Times Published Online

The response times of Victoria’s fire services varies widely across the state according to the latest data for the March quarter released by CFA and MFB The data is now released every quarter giving further transparency to all Victorians to see how their own fire services meets their communities needs. Figures for January-March, which are […]

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Budget Boost For Wonthaggi SES Volunteers

A significant step towards new Victoria State Emergency Service facilities in Wonthaggi has been taken thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited Wonthaggi today to announce the Victorian Budget 2018/19 provided $2 million for VICSES to acquire new land for the Wonthaggi unit. The funding will enable […]

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Backing our state’s emergency services

Emergency services workers and volunteers will get the equipment and facilities they need to keep Victorians safe, as part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19. More than $43 million will go towards upgrading and building new Country Fire Authority (CFA), State Emergency Service (SES) and Life Saving Victoria facilities, giving our emergency workers and volunteers the […]

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Emergency Volunteers To Share In $13.34m In Grants

Volunteer emergency-service groups can apply for Andrews Labor Government grants of up to $150,000 to help buy operational equipment and fund minor facility upgrades. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino announced today that applications are open for the 2018-19 round of Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program funding. Under the VESEP, the government matches every $1 […]

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First Sod Turned For New Life Saving Clubhouse

Construction of a new life saving clubhouse in South Melbourne has begun thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, delivering a major boost to water safety at one of Melbourne’s most popular beaches. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley visited the Beaconsfield Parade site today to turn the first […]

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New Vessels For Marine Search And Rescue Volunteers

Marine Search and Rescue groups across Victoria’s south-west are some of the first in the state to benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s record $11.3 million funding boost. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited the Port Fairy Marine Rescue Service unit today, to announce funding for several replacement search-and-rescue boats in the region. Mr […]

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