Esperance Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service receive $7000 for volunteer training

Esperance Lions Club has shown their support for the Esperance Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, handing over a $7000 cheque last week.

Five members of the Lions Club visited the new rescue services complex to oversee crew operations and donate the funds last Monday evening, November 20.

The cheque, handed over by Lions Club president Peter Dempster, marked the last of donations disbursed from the $80,000 Bushfire Relief Fund. 

Esperance Lions Club project officer Phillip Jones said the funds were donated for the construction of a purpose built training area to facilitate simulated fire fighting and rescue situations for volunteers.

The Lions Club had raised and acted as a conduit for the collection of money from the public, other Lions Clubs from around Australia and the South Pacific, the Australian Lions Foundation and the Lions Club’s International Foundation.

The Australian Lions Foundation acts to provide financial assistance and support to local communities in times of need to areas that require disaster relief on the ground.

A total of $80,000 had been disbursed by the Lions Club as part of the Bushfire Relief Fund.

The Relief Fund distributed $32,000 towards relief in the Scaddan and Grasspatch areas, $12,000 to those affected in Merivale, $29,000 for the Rural Bushfire Brigades and the $7,000 toward the training facilities for the Esperance Fire and Rescue.