ABC: Bushfires highlight regional towns are not equipped to handle asbestos exposure

Despite the fact asbestos has not been used in Australian building materials for more than 30 years, new cases of asbestos-related diseases are steadily rising across the country. Western Australia remains Australia’s asbestos-related disease hotspot, according to an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report released this week. It said WA has around five cases…

WA Gov’t: Volunteers and staff praised for Great Southern firefighting efforts

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is pleased to learn that the Minister and senior bureaucrats visited Albany yesterday and have publicly acknowledged the “first-class” response provided by Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade members from across WA and others. Thank you Minister Logan. Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan has praised the efforts of firefighters,…

Member for Murray-Wellington Robyn Clarke MLA 2017-

Yarloop VBFB – Statement by Member for Murray-Wellington

The following statement was made in Parliament yesterday by the Member for Murray-Wellington Robyn Clarke MLA and published for the interest of members. The Association thanks the Member for making the effort to acknowledge the work of the Brigade and individuals involved. YARLOOP VOLUNTEER BUSH FIRE BRIGADE Statement by Member for Murray–Wellington MRS R. CLARKE…

Emergency Services minister Francis Logan visited the Allanson Fire Brigade meeting on Sunday.

Collie Mail: New fire division concerns

An Allanson volunteer firefighter has spoken out against the announcement of a $80 million Rural Fire Division. The WA Government announced last Friday that they will be creating a Rural Fire Division within the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. The new division aims to help improve fire management, increase mitigation and strengthen relations with the State’s…

Robyn Clarke on Yarloop

The following excerpt is from a broader speech presented to Parliament on Wednesday by the Member for Murray–Wellington, Robyn Clarke MLA: Mrs R. CLARKE: When I visited Yarloop, I visited what has been the most important part of the rebuilding of the town to date—that is, Yarloop Fire Station. The station, along with most of the…

Harvey Emergency Services Centre receives official opening event ahead of summer

Harvey’s emergency services personnel have been given a much-needed boost in time for Summer. The new Harvey Emergency Services Centre will be officially opened on Saturday, October 14 at 12pm. Minister for Emergency Services Fran Logan MLA will be on deck to officially open the Harper Street premises. Shire of Harvey executive manager corporate services Shane Collie…