Western Australian volunteer bushfire brigades will benefit from funding grants from Western Power to support bushfire fighting capabilities during the bushfire season.
Each year, Western Power invites volunteer bushfire brigades within its network service area to apply for direct funding for items and other services that are not able to be purchased via the State Government’s Emergency Services Levy.
Western Power’s Chief Executive Officer Sam Barbaro said the organisation was proud to give back to volunteer groups who played such a vital role in our community, protecting lives, homes and businesses from the devastating impacts of summer bushfires.
“This funding will assist volunteer bushfire brigades to purchase additional firefighting equipment such as water pumps, thermal imaging cameras and chain saws, all part of ensuring brigades are able to safely and effectively carry out firefighting activities,” he said.
“Last year, Western Power was able to provide funding to 34 successful grant recipients spread across the Western Power service area. Chidlow Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and Wooroloo Volunteer Bushfire Brigade were both allocated funding to assist with facility upgrades following the devastating Wooroloo bushfire”, Mr Barbaro said.