KIRKLAND Lake Gold has provided about $400,000 to support eight Country Fire Authority brigades in the Bendigo area.
Environment and government relations director Felicia Binks said the money would help the brigades supply additional firefighting and support equipment.
"The company feels privileged to be able to assist our local CFA brigades to improve their bushfire readiness," she said.
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"We are humbled by the example of the volunteer front line responders in our communities.
"Our goal is to build upon and develop the capacity of local CFA brigades, promoting positive and long-term outcomes which will improve their bushfire readiness.
This announcement came after Kirkland Lake Gold provided $1 million to bushfire relief and recovery in January.
Junortoun Fire Brigade captain Heath Martin said his brigade would buy a thermal imaging camera and accessories with the funding.
"This simply would not have happened without their support," he said. "We are now better prepared than ever to continue to protect our community and the communities around us."
Fire brigades in Strathfieldsaye, Goornong, Junortoun, Mosquito Creek, Axedale, Huntly, Mandurang, and Knowsley will receive funding.
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