STATE Emergency Services across the south-west have been gifted new gear as part of an equipment handover program.
The allocation of safety items was part of the annual AAMI program.
Balmoral, Camperdown, Cobden, Colac, Dartmoor, Dunkeld, Hamilton, Heywood, Lismore, Mortlake, Port Campbell, Port Fairy, Portland and Warrnambool SES units shared in the haul.
About 1400 pieces of equipment were purchased for SES units across Victoria, ranging from chainsaws and fuel safes to road rescue equipment and flashing traffic beacons.
AAMI has been a community partner of SES since 2002, providing funding for Victoria’s 153 units to purchase new equipment. It has contributed more than $4.5 million to Victoria SES.
SES chief executive officer Stephen Griffin said AAMI’s support provided important equipment for SES volunteers, complementing their valuable work.