RAA grants $50,000 to boost safety in regional communities

Williamstown and Truro fire brigades have each received funds to support crucial projects. Photo: Herald archive
Williamstown and Truro fire brigades have each received funds to support crucial projects. Photo: Herald archive

Two of the region's vital emergency services have been given a boost thanks to the RAA Regional Safety Grants program.

Northern Barossa CFS Group Truro Brigade have received $2,969.85 to purchase a defibrillator for the group’s quick response vehicle.

Williamstown CFS (Adelaide Hills/Barossa Valley) gained $4,968.29 to purchase a pedal cutter to help extract trapped vehicle occupants following road crashes.

The emergency services are two of 12 SA organisations RAA have helped to fund critical projects to improve the safety and wellbeing of communities.

They are also among seven Country Fire Service brigades, which will now be able to purchase crucial firefighting, rescue and first-aid equipment to enhance the level of service they are able to provide to their respective areas.

RAA spokesperson Amanda Trainor said 50 applications were received from regional community groups for this year’s grants program, which provide much-needed support to small communities.

“It can be really difficult for small communities in country areas to raise money for important projects, which is why RAA’s Regional Safety Grants are so important,” Ms Trainor explained.

“RAA is pleased to be able to provide $50,000 worth of grants to 12 worthy causes across the state this year, which all share a common goal of keeping South Australians safe.”