QoN: Training Courses

The following question on notice was asked by the Hon Adele Farina and answered in Parliament on Tuesday 13 October by the Attorney General on behalf of the Emergency Services Minister. Hon Adele Farina to the Attorney General representing the Minister for Emergency Services: (1) In the past twelve months, what training courses have been…

QoN: Fire Hazard Prosecutions

The following Question on Noitce was asked by Shadow Minister Margaret Quirk and answered in Parliament by Emergency Services Minister Hon Joe Francis last week: Ms M. Quirk to the Minister for Emergency Services: (1) During 2014/2015 how many prosecutions were brought by Local Government Authorities in Western Australia against landowners who failed to comply with…

QwN: Maps of bushfire-prone areas

The following question on notice was asked by the Hon Darren West and answered in Parliament by the Attorney General on behalf of the Emergency Services Minister last week. Hon DARREN WEST to the Attorney General representing the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the amendment to recent changes to planning requirements in bushfire-prone areas. When…

QwN: Are you ready campaign

The following Question without Notice was asked by Member for Vasse Libby Mettam and answered in Parliament by Emergency Services Minister Hon Joe Francis last week: Ms L. METTAM to the Minister for Emergency Services: I note that over the weekend the minister launched the “Are You Bushfire Ready?” campaign. Can he please tell the house…

QoN: Sirenco

The following Question on Noitce was asked by Member for Cockburn Fran Logan and answered in Parliament by Emergency Services Minister Hon Joe Francis last week: Mr F. Logan to the Minister for Emergency Services: Minister, I draw your attention to the way in which a local siren and hazard system supplier SIRENCO has been treated…

Cool heads essential during fire emergency

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/29845013/are-you-bushfire-ready-dfes-cool-heads-make-the-tough-calls/ Brad Stringer is used to keeping cool in a crisis. As the Department of Fire and Emergency Services assistant commissioner, he helps call the shots during emergencies. He oversees up to 50 people in the State Operations Centre and helps allocate resources to fire grounds. “We only have finite resources, so I often have…