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Somerset fast tracks more money for emergency services

SOMERSET Regional Council continues to fast track payments to emergency services following a catastrophic bushfire season across Australia.

Published: 21st February 2020

SOMERSET Regional Council continues to fast track payments to emergency services following a catastrophic bushfire season across Australia.

Council this week contributed $691,000 to Queensland Fire and Emergency Services after last month providing $106,000 to support more than 20 volunteer fire brigades.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said council had fast tracked both payments in recognition of the country’s bushfire crisis.

“The magnitude of the loss and destruction felt across Somerset and Australia by these bushfires has been truly horrific,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Somerset Regional Council recognises the unending dedication our firefighters have to the community, risking their lives in extremely dangerous conditions.

“In providing these funds now, council hopes to make the job of our firefighters that little bit easier.”

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