- $7.9 million initiative to support emergency services volunteers
- Made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program
Applications are now open for the Emergency Services Volunteer Fuel Card Scheme, which provides West Australian volunteer brigades, groups and units with a $2,000 fuel card annually for the next four financial years.
Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis said the fuel card scheme recognised the outstanding dedication of our metropolitan and regional emergency services volunteers and their commitment to keeping the community safe.
"Volunteers are role models in our communities - responding to incidents around the clock, dedicating countless hours to training and educating the community on safety practices," Mr Francis said.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the scheme was supported by $7.37 million of Royalties for Regions funding, in appreciation of the vital role emergency services volunteers play.
"Volunteers are crucial to the State's ability to respond to emergencies and the fuel card scheme is a practical gesture to help them with their transport expenses," Mr Redman said.
The volunteer officer-in-charge is responsible for applying for the fuel card and distributing that fuel card among actively contributing volunteers.
Applications for the Emergency Services Volunteer Fuel Card Scheme close on Sunday, January 10, 2016.
- Eligible emergency services include Bush Fire Service; Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service; Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services; State Emergency Service; Volunteer Marine Rescue Services and St John Ambulance
- For more information, or to apply, visit http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/fuelcards
Emergency Services Minister's office - 6552 6500
Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700