Funding of almost €166,000 is to be made available to first responders in Kerry.
This is part of a €1.2 million allocation of CLÁR funding announced this week by Michael Ring T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development.
The groups to benefit include Kerry Mountain Rescue which gets €50,000 for vehicle purchase, Kerry Irish Community Rapid Response receive €28,000 for purchase of equipment and Kerry Order of Malta receives almost €19,000 for equipment.
Eleven more Community First responders groups received funding of around €70,000.
The announcement has been welcomed by Junior Minister Brendan Griffin, Senator Paul Coghlan and Deputy Michael Healy-Rae.