New compensation support for firefighters

Compensation entitlement for volunteer and former firefighters who contract a prescribed cancer Legislation recognises cancer risk from carcinogens released during fires Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis today announced that State Cabinet had approved legislation to provide compensation to current and former volunteer firefighters, the Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters and former Department of Fire…

Davies encourages women to nominate for Rural Women’s Award

Local MP Mia Davies MLA has encouraged women in the Wheatbelt to nominate for the Rural Industries and Development Corporation’s (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award. The award is open to all women involved in primary industries and/or rural Australia, no formal qualifications are required. The RIRDC Rural Women’s Award supports and recognises leadership roles undertaken by women…

Owners responsible for poles, lines on their property

Owners of private power poles and overhead lines deemed responsible for costs associated with pole replacement, reinforcement or conversion to underground Electrical safety regulator EnergySafety to launch an education campaign informing owners of responsibilities and obligations Electrical safety regulator EnergySafety will launch a public awareness campaign next month to alert property owners with overhead power…

Life-saving rescue chopper sponsorship deal

New agreement for State’s emergency rescue helicopter RAC to continue helicopter sponsorship Service has completed close to 3,750 missions over past 11 years The RAC will continue its vital community safety partnership with the State Government by sponsoring the State’s Perth-based emergency rescue helicopter for another three years. Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis today announced…

New statues pay tribute to our fallen firefighters

Two life-sized bronze statues acknowledge sacrifices of firefighters Fallen firefighters honoured at memorial service in Kings Park Premier Colin Barnett today unveiled two life-sized bronze statues, modelled on Western Australian firefighters, at the International Firefighters’ Day Memorial Service. Mr Barnett said the statues, situated at the Firefighters’ Memorial Grove in Kings Park, paid tribute to…