Former firefighter gets top DFES job

WA has a new Fire Commissioner – former firefighter Darren Klemm. Mr Klemm is currently assistant commissioner at the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan made the announcement this afternoon ahead of the retirement of Wayne Gregson, WA’s first Fire Commissioner who transitioned DFES from the Fire and Emergency Services…

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…

Former Minister talks to TripleM South West about Commissioner’s comments

Here is the audio of an interview that aired this morning on TripleM South West’s “Blackers in the morning” show today with former Barnett Government Minister and Member for Murray-Wellington, Murray Cowper speaking about Commissioner Wayne Gregson’s comments as reported in his opening address to the WAFES 2017 Volunteer Conference on Saturday about the Ferguson…

Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships – Round 2 applications now open

Some may have seen a message on the volunteer portal or email from DFES regarding Round 2 of the Federal Government’s AIDR training scholarships. If so, please be aware that the statement below is not correct: “all applications must be endorsed by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services” Members of the Western Australian Volunteer…

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…