QoN: Terry Redman to Minister for Environment re Enhanced Prescribed Burning Program

The following Question on Notice was asked by the Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman MLA and answered in Parliament today by the Member for Baldivis Reece Whitby representing the Minister for Environment Hon Stephen Dawson MLC Mr D.T. Redman to the minister representing the Minister for Environment; Disability Services: I refer to the Royalties for Regions…

Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters bound for the USA

As you can see from the Facebook post below and this media statement published by Environment Minister Stephen Dawson yesterday, six employees of the WA State Government are on their way to the USA as part of the 180-strong combined Australian and New Zealand contingent sent to assist with fire control. The Association had a…

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WA Govt: WA’s firefighters take to the skies for the 2017-18 bushfire season

New multipurpose hangar in Jandakot to significantly boost support for aerial fleet New air attack helicopter The State’s $21 million full aerial firefighting fleet ready for summer Western Australia’s $21 million aerial firefighting fleet has been bolstered this bushfire season with the addition of a multipurpose helicopter and new multipurpose hangar. Emergency Services Minister Fran…

McGowan Labor Government releases position statement on PFAS

WA Government committed to ensuring communities have access to timely information on PFAS contamination issues State Government committed to protecting the environment from contaminants The McGowan Labor Government is committed to identifying and managing the presence of environmental contamination from per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Western Australia. Environment Minister Stephen Dawson today released the…

Prescribed burning result a good start, but a lot of catch up required

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) has today congratulated the government for both achieving the best prescribed burning results in 29 years and perhaps more importantly, giving the issue Ministerial attention. AVBFB President Dave Gossage said today’s media statement released by Environment Minister Stephen Dawson was very positive, but it also highlights just…

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…

Firefighters return from tough US deployment

Below is a media statement published by the Emergency Services Minister, Hon Joe Francis and Environment Minister, Hon Albert Jacob this week. ​Contingent included experts in forest fire management, fire behaviour and aerial firefighting Nine Western Australian firefighters returned home today after five weeks helping crews battle bushfires burning across the north-west of the United…

WA firefighters deploy to Canadian wildfires

Below is a media statement published this morning by the WA Government. The Association wishes everyone involved a safe and effective journey. Western Australian fire agencies send firefighters to Canada’s western provinces Contingent includes experts in forest fire management, fire behaviour and aerial firefighting Twelve fire and emergency services personnel and forest firefighters will depart…