Urgent change to Volunteer police checks

The Association received the following important email from DFES this morning: Dear Stakeholders, The Western Australia Police (WAPOL) informed DFES last week their process for conducting Volunteer Criminal History Checks will change effective 1 December 2014. These are significant changes, but we are endeavouring to minimise the operational impact.  The major change operationally is the introduction…

DFES Capital Works Program

The Opposition spokesperson for Emergency Services Margaret Quirk asked a question in Parliament today about the DFES Identification Cards and received this response from the Minister for Emergency Services Hon Joe Francis: Ms M. Quirk to the Minister for Emergency Services: (1) Can the Minister list the Department of Emergency Services Capital works program for the…

Parkerville Stoneville Mt Helena Bushfire Review – Restricted Access Permit system

The Opposition spokesperson for Emergency Services Margaret Quirk asked a question in Parliament today about the Restricted Access Permit system and received this response from the Minister for Emergency Services Hon Joe Francis: Ms M. Quirk to the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the Parkerville Stoneville Mt Helena Bushfire Review which recommends that a…

Parkerville Stoneville Mt Helena Bushfire Review – Communications interference

The Opposition spokesperson for Emergency Services Margaret Quirk asked a question in Parliament today about communications interference and received this response from the Minister for Emergency Services Hon Joe Francis: Ms M. Quirk to the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the Parkerville Stoneville Mt Helena Bushfire Review which notes reports of unknown ‘outside’ interference…

DFES Identification Cards

The Opposition spokesperson for Emergency Services Margaret Quirk asked a question in Parliament today about the DFES Identification Cards and received this response from the Minister for Emergency Services Hon Joe Francis: Ms M. Quirk to the Minister for Corrective Services: Can the Minister advise the current status of Department of Fire and Emergency Services identification…