Minister Francis: Fire and rescue service upgrade for Mid-West

​$2 million volunteer fire and rescue station officially opened in Geraldton New $710,000 Incident Control Vehicle for the Mid-West and Gascoyne regions A new $2 million volunteer fire and rescue station officially opened today in Geraldton will improve the capability of local emergency services in the State’s Mid-West. Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis said the…

What a jolly fool!

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades has dismissed public comments attributed to United Firefighters Union WA secretary Kevin Jolly in this news article yesterday as unnecessary, unhelpful and foolish. Reluctant to give the daft comments any more publicity, AVBFB Executive Officer Darren Brown said Mr Jolly’s suggestion that DFES should create safety policies that apply…

Peer Support Officers

The Opposition spokesperson for Emergency Services Margaret Quirk asked a question in Parliament today about Peer Support Officers and received this response from the Minister for Emergency Services Hon Joe Francis: Ms M. Quirk to the Minister for Emergency Services: (1) How many peer support officers have been appointed within DFES: (a) with career fire-fighters; and…

ESL – Expenditure locations

The Opposition spokesperson for Emergency Services Margaret Quirk asked a question in Parliament today about ESL expenditure locations 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 your response to Question on Notice No. 2750 asked on 13 August 2014…