New earthquake-resistant fire stations being built for the Civil Protection department will include space where NGOs which work with the department can store their equipment, Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia said.

He was speaking as he presented €35,000 to six NGOs whose members assist the CPD. 

The Malta Red Cross received €18,000, St John Rescue Corps €6,000, the Emergency Fire & Rescue Unit, €4,000, the Emergency Response & Rescue Corps €3,000, St John Ambulance €1,500 and the Malta Amateur radio League  €2,500.