Premier Signals Start Of 2017/18 Surf Life Saving Season

Premier Signals Start Of 2017/18 Surf Life Saving Season

23 September 2017

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian New South Wales Aims For Safest Surf Life Saving Season Victor P Taffa Surf Life Saving Clubs across New South Wales (NSW) will reinstate the red and yellow flags on beaches up and down the coast this weekend with the NSW Government hoping for the safest season to date. […]

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Minister Opens New SES Headquarters

Minister Opens New SES Headquarters

23 September 2017

New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant New South Wales SES Headquarters Officially Opens Its Doors Victor P Taffa New South Wales State Emergency Service (NSW SES) officially opened the doors to its new headquarters in Wollongong today. Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said the opening signalled an exciting new chapter for […]

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Powerlines In Healesville To Be Buried Away From Bushfire Risk

Powerlines In Healesville To Be Buried Away From Bushfire Risk

23 September 2017

Victoria Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio Reducing Bushfire Risk For Healesville And Yarra Ranges Victor P Taffa Communities in high-risk bushfire areas are safer thanks to the Andrews Government burying powerlines to significantly reduce the risk to lives and property from bushfires. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio […]

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Darren Klemm Appointed As New Fire And Emergency Services Commissioner

Darren Klemm Appointed As New Fire And Emergency Services Commissioner

12 September 2017

Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Fran Logan New Fire And Emergency Services Commissioner Announced Victor P Taffa Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Assistant Commissioner Darren Klemm to be new Commissioner Klemm has spent 27 years in fire and emergency services Western Australian firefighting career started at Perth Fire Station Extensive operational experience […]

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New Mayfield Fire Station Opened By Minister

New Mayfield Fire Station Opened By Minister

26 August 2017

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Rene Hidding New Fire Station For Mayfield Victor P Taffa Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Rene Hidding officially opened the brand new fire station for the Mayfield brigade on the east coast. “Fires have the potential to end lives and rip families apart, and our […]

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New Collinsvale Fire Station Opened By Minister

New Collinsvale Fire Station Opened By Minister

05 August 2017

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Rene Hidding New Collinsvale Fire Station Ready To Serve The Community Victor P Taffa Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Rene Hidding today officially opened the brand new fire station for the Collinsvale brigade. With the old station being built in 1967, it was past time […]

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Specialist Tasmania Fire Service Personnel Deployed To Canada

Specialist Tasmania Fire Service Personnel Deployed To Canada

19 July 2017

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Rene Hidding TFS Personnel To Assist Canada In Bushfire Fight Victor P Taffa 2 specialist Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) personnel will be deployed to Canada for the next 42 days to assist in the region’s fight against the current severe wildfires in British Columbia, Minister for Police […]

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Truganina And Wyndham Vale To Receive New Fire Stations

Truganina And Wyndham Vale To Receive New Fire Stations

14 July 2017

Victoria Deputy Premier James Merlino New Fire Stations For Truganina And Wyndham Vale Victor P Taffa Andrews Government will secure permanent homes for CFA branches in 2 of Melbourne’s fastest growing outer suburbs. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced $7.5 Million in funding to acquire land and build permanent, modern fire stations for […]

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Western Victoria CFA Fire Brigades Receive Grants For New Equipment

Western Victoria CFA Fire Brigades Receive Grants For New Equipment

28 June 2017

Victoria Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino $91,000 For Country Fire Authority Brigades In Western Victoria Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has announced $91,000 in grants for new equipment and upgrades at Country Fire Authority (CFA) brigades in Willaura, Wickliffe, Pomonal and the Westmere Group. “Congratulations to the Willaura, Wickliffe and Pomonal brigades, and the […]

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Large Tanker Aircraft Proved Their Worth In Fighting Bushfires

Large Tanker Aircraft Proved Their Worth In Fighting Bushfires

18 June 2017

New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant Massive Air Tankers Secured For New South Wales Bushfires Victor P Taffa Massive fixed-wing tankers will continue to be part of the New South Wales (NSW) Rural Fire Service (RFS) arsenal for fighting major bushfires, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant announced […]

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177 Fire Hydrants To Be Installed Across Perth’s East

177 Fire Hydrants To Be Installed Across Perth’s East

12 June 2017

Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly Perth’s East Gets 177 Fire Hydrants To Fight Bushfires Victor P Taffa 177 fire hydrants installed across Perth’s east Part of a broader $12.5 Million program to install 2,900 extra hydrants across Western Australia Suburbs in Perth’s east have received an extra 177 fire hydrants as part of […]

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McGowan Govt Delivers On Election Commitment For Bushfire Mitigation Summit

McGowan Govt Delivers On Election Commitment For Bushfire Mitigation Summit

06 June 2017

Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Fran Logan Bushfire Mitigation Summit To Be Held June 23 Victor P Taffa Labor election commitment to hold Bushfire Mitigation Summit to be delivered Opportunity for public submissions Summit will examine various aspects of bushfire management, including prescribed burns and staffing levels McGowan Government will deliver on its election […]

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Montrose CFA Volunteers Receives Funding Boost For New Equipment

Montrose CFA Volunteers Receives Funding Boost For New Equipment

04 June 2017

Victoria Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino $13,000 Funding Boost For Montrose CFA Volunteers Victor P Taffa Montrose CFA volunteers will receive a funding boost of more than $13,000 for a new Health and Wellbeing Fitness Area, thanks to the Andrews Government. “I congratulate Montrose CFA on securing funding for new equipment as part of […]

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Barwon Downs Fire Base Well Underway To Completion

Barwon Downs Fire Base Well Underway To Completion

31 May 2017

Victoria Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio Barwon Downs Fire Base Nearing Completion Victor P Taffa Firefighters in the Otways will soon move into a new state-of-the-art complex, as construction works on the Forest Fire Management Victoria base at Barwon Downs near completion. Andrews Government has invested $7.2 Million in the project, […]

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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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