Central Highlands’ local SES groups received belated Christmas cheer today in the form of some new equipment.
Queensland SES groups were invited to apply for grants to purchase vital emergency equipment through the Energising Qld SES Equipment Program.
Energex and Ergon Energy, through parent company Energy Queensland, joined forces with Powerlink to provide $200,000 in grants for SES groups to purchase equipment to help them protect Queenslanders when they need it most.
Energy Queensland CEO David Smales said Energex and Ergon Energy field staff often work alongside SES volunteers in disaster response situations and many Energy Queensland staff in regional Queensland are SES volunteers.
‘When disasters strike Queensland, our crews are often seen working shoulder to shoulder with SES volunteers with one goal – to assist with community recovery,’ Mr Smales said.
Four Central Highlands were successful in obtaining grants, representing about 7.5 percent of the total funding amount.
Successful applications included:
Emerald Group – 2 Honda EU20i (2 KVA) generators and a AED Laerdal Heartstart HS 1
Springsure Group – 2 sets of Pelican 9440 Rails scene lighting
Capella Group – 1 set of MAXTRAX, including accessories and AED – Laerdal Heartstart HS 1
Rolleston Group – AED – Laerdal Heartstart HS 1.
The groups can expect to receive the equipment in early 2018.