Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters bound for the USA

As you can see from the Facebook post below and this media statement published by Environment Minister Stephen Dawson yesterday, six employees of the WA State Government are on their way to the USA as part of the 180-strong combined Australian and New Zealand contingent sent to assist with fire control. The Association had a…

DFES Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards – nominations open

The DFES Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards (VERA) acknowledge the important contribution made by employers and self-employed volunteers in the delivery of emergency services in Western Australia. Many employers allow our emergency services volunteers to take time off work to respond to incidents or attend training, enabling them to deliver essential services that help keep our communities safe.…

2018 Firefighting Awards finalists have been announced

2018 Firefighting Awards finalists have been announced. The awards honour the achievements of individuals, groups, units or brigades who have gone beyond the call of duty. Congratulations to all the nominees who have been shortlisted as finalists: Team Achievement Award Yallingup Rural VBFB Yallingup Coastal VBFB/VFRS Tom Price VBFB and VFRS Youth Achievement Award Callum…

Hon Bill Johnston: Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations; Electoral Affairs; Asian Engagement

WA Gov’t: Lifesaving fire crew protection will be delivered to WA firefighters

Lifesaving fire crew protection will be delivered to WA firefighters More than $8.7 million extra committed to protect firefighters in high-risk situations Additional funding will fit 261 fire appliances throughout the State not included in the original rollout, many of which are in northern WA The McGowan Government has committed an additional $8.732 million to…

WA Gov’t: State Government delivers essential funding to Surf Life Saving WA

The following Media Statement was released by Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan this morning. $1.38 million in funding secured annually until 2023 State Government committed to fund critical lifesaving equipment used across WA beaches The State Government has committed $1.38 million a year to fund critical equipment for Surf Life Saving WA. The funding,…

WA Gov’t: Minister opens new $1.2m SES purpose-built facility in Newman

$1.2m new facility includes a dedicated administration area, training space, operations facilities and storage Facility can operate as a level 3 incident control centre Newman SES unit collaborated with local government and DFES on planning, design and furnishing of new facility The members of Newman’s State Emergency Service unit officially have a new home with…

WA Gov’t: Volunteers and staff praised for Great Southern firefighting efforts

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is pleased to learn that the Minister and senior bureaucrats visited Albany yesterday and have publicly acknowledged the “first-class” response provided by Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade members from across WA and others. Thank you Minister Logan. Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan has praised the efforts of firefighters,…

DFES job opportunity: Coordinator Digital Communications

The following advertisement is currently listed by DFES on seek.com.au. We STRONGLY encourage those with the required skills and an understanding of the Volunteer Bush Fire Service to apply. Coordinator Digital Communications Non-Operational Division Position Number: P006465 Salary/Level: $99,966 – $110,590 Type: Fixed Term – Full Time Location: Cockburn Central Job Description ​​​​THE ROLE An…

WA Gov’t: Thank you to our emergency services volunteers

National Volunteer Week starts today Recognises the tremendous efforts of volunteers throughout the State and nation Ninety-nine per cent of emergency services personnel in the regions are volunteers Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan has expressed his gratitude and support for emergency services volunteers and the vital role they play in keeping our communities safe. This…

Hon Mick Murray, Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation 2017-

WA Gov’t: Thank a Volunteer Day grants to honour community heroes

State Government’s Thank a Volunteer Day grants program open Local governments and community organisations encouraged to apply by June 21 Applications are now open for the McGowan Government’s Thank a Volunteer Day Celebration Grants program, which supports communities to celebrate volunteers in their local area. Up to $1,000 is available for organisations to deliver a…

WA Gov’t: Remembering Western Australia’s fallen firefighters

International Firefighters’ Day recognised the sacrifice of firefighters who lost their lives protecting the community Memorial service was at the Firefighters’ Grove in Kings Park Service also acknowledged the invaluable service of currently serving firefighters Western Australia’s firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty were honoured on Sunday (May 6) at…

WA Gov’t: Record funding for WA’s Volunteer Marine Rescue Service

More than $19 million over four years for local sea rescue groups First time long-term funding secured Funding for much-needed fleet and safety upgrades The McGowan Labor Government has addressed another shameful Liberal National Government legacy by investing a record additional $19.5 million over four years in the State’s Volunteer Marine Rescue Service (VMRS). This…

Mandurah Mail David Templman stock photo red truck

Mandurah Mail: New DFES Rural Fire Division to strengthen safety: Mandurah MP DavidTempleman

Mandurah MP David Templeman has welcomed the Department of Fire and Emergency’s new Rural Fire Division saying it will deliver an unprecedented level of mitigation investment and strengthen community safety. Mr Templeman said the new division, which addresses issues raised in the Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry, will bring the best in bushfire management together to…