State’s first Aboriginal volunteer emergency services unit officially opened

Below is a media statement published by the Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan. One of WA’s largest Aboriginal communities has become the first to have its own dedicated Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services (VFES) unit New Bidyadanga unit significantly improves response times in surrounding areas including the Great Northern Highway Bidyadanga Fire and Emergency…

QWN: Colin de Grussa to Emergency Services Minister re Members of Parliament visiting volunteers

The following Question Without Notice was asked by the Hon Colin de Grussa and answered today by the Hon Stephen Dawson as the Minister representing the Hon Fran Logan Emergency Services Minister. Hon COLIN de GRUSSA to the minister representing the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the minister’s response to question without notice…

QwN: Mia Davies to Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan re access to volunteers

The following Question Without Notice was asked by Mia Davies, Leader of the Nationals WA and answered by Hon Fran Logan, Emergency Services Minister today in the Legislative Assembly. We sometimes edit out the irrelevant interactions we record but on this occasion, have provided the full transcript so members can see just how much passion…

AVBFB at Mundijong DRFD Briefing

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) President Dave Gossage joined Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan, FES Commissioner Darren Klemm, John Tillman, Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale President and the Federal Labor Member of Parliament when they attended a meeting of around 20 local volunteers in Mundijong recently to provide an overview of the DFES Rural Fire…

Nationals WA: Labor Bans Nationals Meeting with Emergency Volunteers

The Nationals WA have expressed concern after the Minister for Emergency Services barred visiting MPs from meeting with local emergency services volunteers in the Pilbara this week. Spokesperson for Emergency Services, Colin de Grussa MLC, said barring elected Members of Parliament from speaking with local volunteers was a gross overreach by the McGowan Government. “It’s…

Mandurah Coastal Times: Dwellingup celebrates fire fighter Bradley Warr’s dedication to future of fire fighting

A DWELLINGUP resident’s dedication to the future of fire fighting was celebrated at an awards ceremony hosted by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Dwellingup Bush Fire Brigade’s Bradley Warr received the Murray Lang Bush Fire Service of WA Award at the Fire and Emergency Services award ceremony, recognising his work with the Dwellingup…

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…