The Ararat SES Unit has received funding from the Victorian Government's Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program.
The SES Unit received over $70,000 to help deliver a new Toyota Hilux.
Labor member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford said the Victorian Government grants are crucial for the Emergency Services.
"These grants will give our volunteers the equipment and amenities needed to effectively carry out their duties," she said.
Other operational equipment that can be funded includes chainsaws, generators, quick fill pumps and inflatable rescue boats and engines.
Under the program, the Government matches every $1 paid by volunteer groups with a $2 co-contribution up to $150,000 per project.
Minister for Emergency Services Jaclyn Symes said the funding will ensure emergency services can continue to keep Victorian's safe this Summer.
"It's going to be another busy summer season for our emergency service volunteers," she said.
"That's why we're helping to give them the equipment they need to continue doing what they do best.
"These grants have been going strong since they were first set up twenty years ago - communities will continue to proudly contribute to local fundraising efforts, but we want to help reduce that task and demonstrate that we'll always support our selfless volunteers."
This is one of 303 grants sharing in more than $14.3 million in funding
The annual grants program gives volunteer emergency service groups the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $150,000 to purchase equipment including vehicles, trucks, tankers, watercraft and trailers, and for minor improvements including refurbishments and amenities, such as kitchens and change rooms.
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