Funding to support local emergency volunteers

A local volunteer emergency service is set to receive extra support from the state and federal governments, with an announcement of funding under the Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme.

Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker and State Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said that the Deervale Rural Fire Service has been allocated $3380 for equipment acquisition to continue to carry out its vital functions.

The Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments under the Commonwealth-State National Partnership Agreement on National Disaster Resilience, which aims to help communities step up efforts to manage and respond to natural disaster risks.

A number of volunteer emergency management organisations also received funding for statewide projects.

A full list of projects supported under the Scheme can be found on the Office of Emergency Management web site at