WA Gov’t: Bushfire Mitigation Forum to be held in early October

McGowan Labor Government continuing open dialogue on bushfire mitigation Forum will expand on inaugural Bushfire Mitigation Summit held in June 2017 Greater representation of attendees including volunteer groups Following the success of last year’s inaugural Bushfire Mitigation Summit, the McGowan Labor Government will hold an expanded Bushfire Mitigation Forum in early October. The forum will…

QON: Zak Kirkup to Hon Fran Logan re Joint Cyber Security Centre

The following Question on Notice was asked by the Member for Dawesville and answered today by Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan: Mr Zak Kirkup to the Minister for Emergency Services: Have any departments, agencies, government trading enterprises or boards within the Minister’s portfolio responsibilities made any attempt to become a partner of the Australian Government’s…

Esperance Express: Ravensthorpe receives $228,110 for 65 bushfire treatments operations

The Ravensthorpe Shire is among 17 regional local governments that will share in $5 million to physically address bushfire threats. Ravensthorpe has received $228,110 for 65 bushfire treatments operations. Treatments can include planned burns, weed control, mechanical clearing, fire breaks and creating access roads. Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan said mitigation funding for regional local governments would…

WA Gov’t: Record $7.3 million to combat the threat of catastrophic bushfires

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) shares the WA State Government media statement below with the following clarifications for those who may not read past the headline: $3.3 million will be allocated to regional local governments for planned burns, weed control, mechanical clearing, fire breaks and access roads. $1.2 million will be made…

WA Gov’t: New $1.13 million base for West Gidgegannup bushfire volunteers

Biggest investment ever for stand-alone volunteer bushfire brigade facility The base will cover 400 square metres and include incident control and radio rooms Collaboration between West Gidgegannup Bush Fire Brigade, the City of Swan and Department of Fire and Emergency Services The McGowan Labor Government has today announced a record $1.13 million will be invested…

WA Govt: Improved remote command response unveiled at AFAC Conference

Perth the host city for three-day 2018 Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council (AFAC) conference Launch of State’s first purpose-built 4WD Mobile Command Centre for remote locations World-leading research and best practice outlined at three-day conference The Hon. Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia has officially opened the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services…

WA Govt: 2018 Resilient Australia WA Awards winners announced

Primary school, firefighter, regional shire and social services advocacy group honoured in 2018 Resilient Australia WA Awards WA winners now finalists in the National Resilient Australia Awards Awards recognise community efforts at improving resilience in the face of natural disasters, emergencies and other challenges The Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS) has won the…

WA Govt: Improved remote command response unveiled at AFAC Conference

Perth the host city for three-day 2018 Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council (AFAC) conference Launch of State’s first purpose-built 4WD Mobile Command Centre for remote locations World-leading research and best practice outlined at three-day conference The Hon. Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia has officially opened the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services…

AG Report: Ministerial decision not to provide locations identified as the next priority for a Volunteer or a Career Fire and Rescue Station

The following opinion and response was published last week by the Western Australian Auditor General in relation to a decision by Fire and Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA to not provide Parliament with information about locations identified as the next priority for a Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station or Career Fire and Rescue…

Minister Logan replies to AVBFB request for consultation re RFS branding

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) received the letter below dated 18 July 2018 today, signed on behalf of Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan in response to correspondence we sent requesting consultation before any decisions were to be made regarding the “branding” of Western Australia’s proud volunteer bush fire service. Our letter…

ABC: Tathra bushfire: Inquiry finds ‘palpable animosity’ between NSW firefighting agencies

Four months since bushfires ripped through Tathra on the New South Wales far south coast, an independent review has found “palpable animosity” between the state’s firefighting organisations and called for urgent reform. The inquiry observed that friction between members of Fire and Rescue (FRNSW) and the Rural Fire Service (RFS) meant “the common enemy of…

Member for Murray-Wellington Robyn Clarke MLA 2017-

QWN: Member for Murray-Wellington to Minister Fran Logan re Crew Cab Protection

The following question without notice was asked by the Member for Murray-Wellington Robyn Clarke and answered by the Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA in Parliament today: Mrs R. CLARKE to the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the McGowan Labor government’s commitment to supporting our dedicated emergency services volunteers, and particularly those…