WA Gov’t: $6.4 million mitigation support reduces nearly 940 bushfire risks

26 local governments have benefited from mitigation funding Nearly 940 mitigation activities have been undertaken or planned with $6.4 million of State Government funding assistance Further funding round opening in August Bushfire risks across 26 regional and metropolitan local government areas have been significantly reduced with nearly 940 mitigation activities thanks to State Government mitigation…

Joint media statement – $2.85 million to boost disaster resilience in Western Australia

​25 grants to help local communities and agencies better prepare and plan for natural disasters Part of joint Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Resilience Program Western Australia will be better prepared for disasters with more than $2.85 million in funding awarded to local disaster resilience projects. The Natural Disaster Resilience Program grants are being provided under the…

WA Gov’t: State’s high-fire-season fleet maintenance based in regional WA

High-fire-season firefighting fleet relocated to Collie Maintenance works allocated to a Collie-based company The servicing of a large part of the high-fire-season firefighting fleet has been relocated to Collie this week, marking the first step of the Government’s commitment to establishing a bushfire multipurpose facility in Collie. The fleet will be serviced by Collie-based company…

International Firefighters’ Day Memorial Service – Statement by Hon Fran Logan MLA

The following statement was read into Parliament today by Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS’ DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE MR F. LOGAN: On Sunday, 5 May, I attended the International Firefighters’ Day memorial service at the Firefighters’ Memorial Grove in Kings Park. The annual service is coordinated by the Department of Fire and…

A day of reflection for Western Australia’s firefighters

International Firefighters’ Day recognises the sacrifice of firefighters who lost their lives protecting the community Memorial service to be held tomorrow at the Firefighters’ Memorial Grove in Kings Park As part of International Firefighters’ Day, Western Australia’s fallen firefighters will be honoured at a memorial service at Kings Park tomorrow (May 5). The service recognises…

WA Gov’t: Collie to be home to multipurpose bushfire management facility

Below is a media statement published by the Premier Mark McGowan, Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan and Minister for Volunteering and Member for Collie-Preston, Mick Murray. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) understands the need for this government to invest in Collie and based on the limited information we currently have, provide in…

WA Nationals: Minister Logan Failing Volunteer Firefighters

For member’s information, please find below a media statement published by Nationals WA Emergency Services Spokesperson Colin de Grussa. The Nationals WA Emergency Services Spokesperson Colin de Grussa says it is disappointing that the Minister for Emergency Services has again failed to consult and support  volunteer firefighters. The Minister has rejected an offer from WA’s…

Emergency Services minister Fran Logan and Marine Rescue volunteer Daniel Beer with the new VOIP communications equipment at Point Moore Picture: Geoff Vivian The Geraldton Guardian

Geraldton Guardian: VOIP a boost for Geraldton marine rescue group

The Volunteer Marine Rescue service in Geraldton has acquired revolutionary new communications equipment in the form of a voice over internet protocol system used to run life-saving missions. Volunteer Daniel Beard said the new VOIP system allowed volunteers to massively expand their capability by viewing data, videos, maps and graphics on-screen while communicating with multiple…

At the announcement of the decision to build the Western Australian Bushfire Centre of Excellence in the Shire of Murray. Photos: Gareth McKnight/Mandurah Mail

Harvey-Waroona Reporter: Side-step on new bushfire centre collaboration

State Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan has sidestepped an offer from WA’s peak body for volunteer firefighters to set up shop in the recently-announced Bushfire Centre of Excellence. Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades State president Dave Gossage originally welcomed Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement for the $18 million centre in Nambeelup with the hope it…