QwN: Don Punch to Emergency Services Minister re “Multipurpose facility in Collie”

The following Question Without Notice was asked by the Member for Bunbury, Don Punch and answered today in Parliament by Hon Fran Logan, Emergency Services Minister. DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES — MULTIPURPOSE FACILITY — COLLIE Mr D. PUNCH to the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the McGowan Labor government’s commitment to…

QoN: Enhanced Prescribed Burning Program

The following Question on Notice was asked by the Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman and answered today in the lower house by Reece Whitby, the Parliamentary Secretary representing the Environment Minister, Hon Stephen Dawson MLC. ENVIRONMENT — ENHANCED PRESCRIBED BURNING PROGRAM Mr T. Redman to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Environment; Disability Services;…

Local Gov’t vacancy: EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR

Members and others who understand the unique culture and methodologies of Western Australia’s volunteer bush fire service are strongly encouraged to apply for the position below, currently being advertised by the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes. EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR PART-TIME (27 HOURS PER WEEK) The Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and professional…

WA Gov’t: Collie to be home to multipurpose bushfire management facility

Below is a media statement published by the Premier Mark McGowan, Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan and Minister for Volunteering and Member for Collie-Preston, Mick Murray. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) understands the need for this government to invest in Collie and based on the limited information we currently have, provide in…

WA Nationals: Minister Logan Failing Volunteer Firefighters

For member’s information, please find below a media statement published by Nationals WA Emergency Services Spokesperson Colin de Grussa. The Nationals WA Emergency Services Spokesperson Colin de Grussa says it is disappointing that the Minister for Emergency Services has again failed to consult and support  volunteer firefighters. The Minister has rejected an offer from WA’s…

QLD Country Life: Rural fire and SES volunteers face uncertainty

For member’s interest, below is an article published by Queensland Country Life about some concerning recent actions taken by the Queensland government regarding the structure of their volunteer emergency services. A proposed restructure of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has ignited a political firestorm and left rural fire brigades scratching their heads. From April…

Emergency Services minister Fran Logan and Marine Rescue volunteer Daniel Beer with the new VOIP communications equipment at Point Moore Picture: Geoff Vivian The Geraldton Guardian

Geraldton Guardian: VOIP a boost for Geraldton marine rescue group

The Volunteer Marine Rescue service in Geraldton has acquired revolutionary new communications equipment in the form of a voice over internet protocol system used to run life-saving missions. Volunteer Daniel Beard said the new VOIP system allowed volunteers to massively expand their capability by viewing data, videos, maps and graphics on-screen while communicating with multiple…

At the announcement of the decision to build the Western Australian Bushfire Centre of Excellence in the Shire of Murray. Photos: Gareth McKnight/Mandurah Mail

Harvey-Waroona Reporter: Side-step on new bushfire centre collaboration

State Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan has sidestepped an offer from WA’s peak body for volunteer firefighters to set up shop in the recently-announced Bushfire Centre of Excellence. Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades State president Dave Gossage originally welcomed Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement for the $18 million centre in Nambeelup with the hope it…