Minister Welcomes 25 New Firefighters To The Ranks

Minister Welcomes 25 New Firefighters To The Ranks

27 May 2017

New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant New Recruits Join FRNSW Firefighting Ranks Victor P Taffa After 3 months of gruelling training, today 25 recruit firefighters were welcomed to the Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) ranks at a ceremony at the FRNSW State Training College at Alexandria.   Minister for Emergency Services Troy […]

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Major Changes For Administration Of Firefighting In Victoria

Major Changes For Administration Of Firefighting In Victoria

20 May 2017

Victoria Deputy Premier James Merlino Modern Fire Services For A Safer Victoria Victor P Taffa CFA (Country Fire Authority) will be a volunteer-only firefighting service and the role of volunteers further enshrined under law, Deputy Premier James Merlino said. However a new organisation, Fire Rescue Victoria, will be established to fight fires in Melbourne and […]

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Surf Life Saving New South Wales Receives Funding Boost For Equipment

Surf Life Saving New South Wales Receives Funding Boost For Equipment

16 May 2017

New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant $9 Million Injection For Surf Life Saving NSW To Help Save Lives Victor P Taffa Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) will receive more than $9 Million from the New South Wales (NSW) Government to boost its rescue capabilities. Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said the […]

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Site Secured For Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre In Ballan

Site Secured For Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre In Ballan

15 May 2017

Acting Victoria Premier James Merlino New CFA Training Site Secured Victor P Taffa Future of a new CFA (Country Fire Authority) training centre is guaranteed, thanks to the Andrews Government. “We’ve been working hard to secure this 35 ha site and now we can get on with the job of building a safe, world-class training […]

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Minister Pays Respects To Fallen Firefighters

Minister Pays Respects To Fallen Firefighters

07 May 2017

Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Fran Logan Fallen Firefighters Remembered In WA Victor P Taffa Memorial service for firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty  Western Australia’s emergency services community will honour firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, at today’s (May 7) International Firefighters’ Day commemoration. […]

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Fire Hydrant Installation Program Gets Underway Across Western Australia

Fire Hydrant Installation Program Gets Underway Across Western Australia

28 April 2017

Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly 94 New Fire Hydrants To Be Installed Across Geraldton Victor P Taffa Water Corporation to install 94 new fire hydrants in Geraldton Work forms part of a 5-year program to install 2,900 new hydrants across Western Australia 5 suburbs across Geraldton will benefit from the installation of 94 […]

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South Warrandyte Receives A New Fire Station

South Warrandyte Receives A New Fire Station

25 April 2017

Victoria Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino New South Warrandyte Fire Station Opens Victor P Taffa A new fire station for South Warrandyte was officially opened by Emergency Services Minister James Merlino. “Our firefighters do an amazing job keeping our communities safe and we need to provide the right facilities to allow them to keep […]

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Andrews Govt To Rebuild Wangaratta SES Headquarters

Andrews Govt To Rebuild Wangaratta SES Headquarters

22 April 2017

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews Backing Our Wangaratta SES Volunteers Victor P Taffa Wangaratta State Emergency Service (SES) unit will soon have the modern and safe facilities they need to help protect the community, thanks to funding from the Andrews Government. “Our brave and dedicated SES members keep our communities safe, often at the very worst […]

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Edithvale To Receive A New CFA Station

Edithvale To Receive A New CFA Station

10 April 2017

Victoria Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino Demolition Works Pave Way For Brand New CFA Station (Country Fire Authority) Victor P Taffa Edithvale is a step closer to receiving a new CFA station, thanks to the Andrews Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson today went for a tour […]

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Power Restored To 89 % Of North Queensland Customers

Power Restored To 89 % Of North Queensland Customers

07 April 2017

Queensland Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham Queensland’s Open For Business Victor P Taffa Queensland’s fightback is underway as coastal towns prepare to welcome visitors for the Easter break and power is restored. Minister for State Development Dr. Anthony Lynham said key recovery successes since ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie included restoration of power to 89 % […]

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South Australians Reminded To Remain On Bushfire Alert For The Weeks Ahead

South Australians Reminded To Remain On Bushfire Alert For The Weeks Ahead

03 March 2017

South Australia Minister for Emergency Services Peter Malinauskas Fire Danger Remains Through Autumn Victor P Taffa Summer has officially ended but the fire danger season hasn’t. With Autumn predicted to be warmer and drier than average, South Australians should remain alert for the weeks to come. “With our emergency services under pressure responding to storm […]

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Mid Murray Primary Producers To Receive NDRRA Assistance

Mid Murray Primary Producers To Receive NDRRA Assistance

24 February 2017

South Australia Minister for Agriculture Food and Fisheries Leon Bignell Assistance For Primary Producers Extended To Mid Murray In South Australia Victor P Taffa Federal Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and South Australian Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Leon Bignell today announced that Category C assistance for primary producers would be extended to the […]

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Red And Yellow Flags Are Not There To Make Beach Look Pretty

Red And Yellow Flags Are Not There To Make Beach Look Pretty

08 January 2017

Queensland Minister for Emergency Services Mark Ryan Queenslanders Urged To Swim Between The Flags Victor P Taffa Minister for Emergency Services Mark Ryan has reminded Queenslanders and visitors to our Sunshine State to swim between the flags and stay safe on our beaches while meeting with surf lifesavers on the Gold Coast today.   “Our […]

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Smithfield Will Receive New Fire Station Facilities In Early 2017

Smithfield Will Receive New Fire Station Facilities In Early 2017

25 December 2016

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan New Fire Station Builds Bright Future For Cairns Community Victor P Taffa Cairns community is set to benefit from the construction of a new, state-of-the-art fire station at Smithfield, with work set to commence early next year. New Fire Station facilities will be located at Ainslie […]

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Townsville Receives New Firefighting Vehicles

Townsville Receives New Firefighting Vehicles

23 December 2016

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan New Firefighting Vehicles Roll Out To Support Townsville Victor P Taffa Townsville’s firefighters now have additional specialist vehicles at their disposal to back up crews on the frontline and enhance their service to the local community. Fire and Emergency Services Minister Mark Ryan officially handed over […]

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Emergency Training Exercise At Port Of Townsville 28-29 November 2016

Emergency Training Exercise At Port Of Townsville 28-29 November 2016

28 November 2016

Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Ports Mark Bailey Townsville Steps Up Oil Spill Readiness Victor P Taffa A multi-agency training exercise will take place in Townsville over the next two days (28-29 November) to heighten readiness for a pollution incident. The exercise is a chance for oil spill responders to hone their skills under […]

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Linga Airbase Refurbishment Now Complete

Linga Airbase Refurbishment Now Complete

08 November 2016

Victoria Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio Mallee Airbase Ready For Fire Season Victor P Taffa Refurbishment of the airbase at Linga in the Victorian Mallee has been completed, supporting firefighting efforts across the region. “We’re giving our firefighters across the Mallee the resources they need to protect communities in the northwest.” […]

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Esperance Community And Crops Protected By Water Bombers

Esperance Community And Crops Protected By Water Bombers

08 November 2016

Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Joe Francis Western Australia Minister for Environment Albert Jacob Water Bombers Deployed For Esperance Harvest Victor P Taffa Two fixed-wing water bombers deployed to Esperance Each has the capacity to drop 3,150 litres of suppressant at a time Water bombers have been deployed to help protect the Esperance community […]

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Minister Hands Over Keys To CFA For New Fire Tankers

Minister Hands Over Keys To CFA For New Fire Tankers

06 November 2016

Victoria Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino New Fire Trucks Rolled Out In Time For Summer Victor P Taffa Firefighters at CFA (Country Fire Authority) brigades around the state will have new heavy tankers and trucks to better protect Victorians in the coming fire season, thanks to a $33.5 Million investment by the Andrews Government. […]

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Designs For New Fire Stations In Mackay And Proserpine Underway

Designs For New Fire Stations In Mackay And Proserpine Underway

24 October 2016

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Bill Byrne Projects To Build New Fire Stations In Mackay And Proserpine Underway Victor P Taffa Planning has begun on 2 new Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) fire stations to be built in Mackay and Proserpine, boosting QFES’ delivery of critical fire and rescue services to local […]

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