Scot MacDonald
1st May 2017

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald today congratulated the Marine Rescue - Hawksbury Unit on receiving $2,530 in grant funding.

Mr MacDonald said the Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme, a joint Commonwealth-State Government program, assists organisations with the recruitment costs, retention and training of volunteers working in emergency services.

“Our emergency services volunteers are often the first people we turn to when we are at our weakest and so now we are supporting them so they can further train and expand their volunteer base,” Mr MacDonald said.

“Hawkesbury Unit will use this funding to purchase training equipment and manikins to improve training in the areas of search and rescue and retrieval of people from the water.”

Minister for Emergency Services said that the NSW Government continues to deliver for regional communities.

“Marine Rescue volunteers are an indispensable part of our emergency management system. Their work to protect lives and properties cannot be underappreciated,” Mr Grant said.

“Lending a hand and volunteering is part of being an Australian. I encourage anyone interested in volunteering at the Marine Rescue Hawkesbury Unit to reach out and contact them.”

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