Record number of WA businesses recognised for supporting emergency services

Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards ceremony held today 35 per cent increase in number of businesses recognised. Western Australian businesses are doing more than ever before to support emergency responses across the State. Today, a record 91 businesses have been recognised for their vital role in supporting emergency service volunteers. The Department of Fire and Emergency…

DFES: Honouring lifesaving efforts and longstanding service

Below is a media statement published by DFES: A ceremony at Government House Ballroom on Tuesday 4 October honoured Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) career firefighters and staff for their dedicated long service, while others were recognised for their outstanding achievements. Firefighter Andrew Strunk was awarded a Certificate of Commendation after his quick…

WA Gov’t: Minister farewells retiring DFES Commissioner Wayne Gregson

Commissioner Gregson farewelled at Transfer of Command ceremony Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan acknowledged the Commissioner’s role in establishing the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and numerous other achievements DFES Assistant Commissioner Darren Klemm will officially start as the new Commissioner on Monday, September 18 Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan today farewelled and thanked…

New Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner announced

Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Assistant Commissioner Darren Klemm to be new Commissioner Mr Klemm has spent 27 years in fire and emergency services Western Australian firefighting career started at Perth Fire Station Extensive operational experience across major fire and emergency service events The State Government has appointed DFES Assistant Commissioner Darren Klemm…

McGowan Labor Government strengthens bushfire risk identification

The following media statement was released by the Minister for Emergency Services, Hon Fran Logan overnight $3.7 million funding towards Bushfire Risk Management Plans Important planning tool for local shires and councils to address bushfire risk Bushfire treatment/mitigation strategies next step for high-risk shires Vital work to protect communities from catastrophic bushfires has been boosted…

Partnership agreement to benefit local communities

​State and local government agreement to promote collaboration between sectors A new era in collaboration between State and local governments has been marked with a partnership agreement which was signed at Western Australia’s biggest event for local government professionals. The State Local Government Partnership Agreement recognises the importance of the State and local government sectors…

DFES: Enhancing communications during emergencies

A high tech communications vehicle that will give emergency responders valuable intelligence during bushfires and other major incidents is today being officially handed over to volunteer emergency services. The Communication Support Vehicle’s satellite equipment operates independently of established mobile network infrastructure, enabling communications in isolated areas or where networks are congested or not available. Department…