Hot stuff: six Quinns Rocks Bushfire Brigade cadets to take part in Australian Fire Cadet Championships

  SIX emergency service cadets will travel to Sydney for next month’s Australian Fire Cadet Championships. The team is part of the Quinns Rocks Bushfire Brigade Cadets unit and will leave Perth on September 29 ahead of the October 3-6 championships. It includes captain Jay Dwyer, Benn Marshall, Martin Moon, Brendan Williams, William Wyatt and…

Volunteer Emergency Services Expo in Dunsborough tomorrow

Below is a self-explanatory email we received from DFES and happily re-publish it to help spread the word and try to get as many visitors along to the City of Busselton’s Volunteer Emergency Services Expo in Dunsborough tomorrow. We hope it goes well for all involved. Hi all, We are hosting a Volunteer Emergency Services Expo…

AVBFB meets with Minister Logan

The AVBFB is appreciative to have had a lengthy and productive meeting with Emergency Services Minister, Hon Fran Logan today. A number of important issues were discussed including many aspects of the ESL, the Rural Fire Service and the impact the changing nature of our communities is having on the recruitment and retention of volunteers…

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…

ABC: Bushfires: Government dismisses Greens’ call for national remote crew to help states in fire season

With bushfires already blazing around Australia, there are calls for a more uniform national approach to help states and territories fight each other’s fires. Key points: “1,000-year-old trees are gone,” says nature photographer who documented blaze in Tasmania Greens established enate inquiry to examine what could have been done better Government does not believe looking…