Funding for fire brigades

06 Jun 2018 Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) Local firefighters and firefighting brigades have received a shot in the arm with the Victorian Government providing more than $100 000 for equipment and facility upgrades. Seymour, Avenel, Nagambie, Trawool and Locksley were among 106 northern Victorian brigades which made successful applications in the first round of the CFAs Enhancing Volunteerism Grants Program. The CFAs District 12 headquarters, based in Seymour, received $17 565 for five first-aid defibrillators, while the Avenel and Locksley brigades each received $40 000 to support projects currently under way. Nagambie received $8292 worth of funding for an extra standalone shed at the rear of the current station, while Trawool received $1055 for a new honour board. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the grants were being provided to support volunteer firefighters and brigades by addressing their immediate needs and enhancing operational capability. Our volunteer firefighters are often the first line of defence against emergencies, and the Victorian Government is committed to supporting them in every way we can, Ms Symes said. Applications for the second round will open for 30 days from June 1. For more information, visit