Suncorp Group's AAMI donates new equipment for safer SES rescues
A generous donation by Suncorp’s AAMI has helped the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) purchase essential emergency response equipment.
AAMI has been VICSES’ Principal Community Partner since 2002, during which time AAMI has contributed a total of $8.5 million through the AAMI Handover Program.
This year’s funds will be used to purchase over 2,000 pieces of equipment across the state.
The contribution is vital for VICSES volunteers, who work tirelessly in supporting their local community and providing on-the-ground support during emergencies.
AAMI Head of Motor and Property Claims Paul Sofronoff said he was proud of our 17-year partnership with the VICSES.
“We have over two thousand pieces of equipment to hand over to volunteers across the state including chainsaws, hand power tools, portable lights and helmets to help volunteers carry out rescue operations, particularly in dangerous conditions," Mr Sofronoff said.
"I hope our contribution to the new equipment will help make our communities safer”.
Thanks to AAMI, our volunteers are armed with the best equipment to support the community.Kate White, Victoria SES
VICSES Director of Community Resilience and Communication Kate White said VICSES volunteers attended more than one thousand road rescues last year.
"The support of AAMI and this program in assisting our volunteers is outstanding”, Ms White said.
“VICSES volunteers are trusted by their communities to help in times of need. Thanks to AAMI, our volunteers are armed with the best equipment to support the community."
AAMI also plays a key role in supporting VICSES’ community awareness campaigns, such as 15 to float. 15 to float raises awareness of the dangers when driving through floodwater, as all it takes is 15cm of water for a car to lose traction.