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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Premier Thanks Dr. Ken Michael For His Bushfire Recovery Leadership

Premier Thanks Dr. Ken Michael For His Bushfire Recovery Leadership

18 October 2016

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett Clean-Up Of Yarloop Reaches Major Milestone Victor P Taffa Ken Michael finishes term as State Recovery Controller Clean-up of Yarloop largely complete and site office closed New community centre part of proposed future options The Liberal National Government-led clean-up effort at Yarloop and surrounding areas in the shires of Harvey […]

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NDRRA Assistance Available For Farmers Hit A Second Time By Floods

NDRRA Assistance Available For Farmers Hit A Second Time By Floods

09 October 2016

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Extra Help For Farmers Affected By Recent Floods Victor P Taffa Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said that Primary producers who have been hit for a second time by flooding in recent months could be eligible for further Tasmanian and Federal Governments disaster […]

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First Of 70 New Firefighting Vehicles Rolls Off The Production Line

First Of 70 New Firefighting Vehicles Rolls Off The Production Line

05 October 2016

Victoria Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio $32 Million Upgrade For Firefighting Vehicles Victor P Taffa An overhaul of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s (DELWP) firefighting vehicles is creating jobs, improving crew safety and bolstering forest firefighting capability. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today inspected […]

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Premier To Establish Rural Fire Service Following Waroona Inquiry

Premier To Establish Rural Fire Service Following Waroona Inquiry

02 October 2016

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Joe Francis Western Australia Minister for Regional Development and Lands Terry Redman State Government To Establish Rural Fire Service Victor P Taffa Rural Fire Service to be established A new Office of Emergency Management to be established The Liberal National Government will support all […]

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Bureau Of Meteorology Ratings Points To Very High Fire Danger

Bureau Of Meteorology Ratings Points To Very High Fire Danger

01 October 2016

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Bill Byrne Queenslanders Encouraged To Prepare For Bushfire Season Victor P Taffa Firefighters are encouraging Queenslanders to get prepared for bushfire season, particularly in the wake of the Bureau Of Meteorology’s (BOM) Very High Fire Danger ratings for parts of the State today. The BOM forecasts were for […]

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Logan SES Groups Receives Equipment Upgrades

Logan SES Groups Receives Equipment Upgrades

11 September 2016

Queensland Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Services Bill Byrne New Equipment To Boost SES Capability Victor P Taffa State Emergency Services (SES) in Logan will be better prepared to respond to emergencies thanks to $15,200 worth of new emergency equipment received today. Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni said the equipment was […]

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Queensland Disaster Management Gains An Online Portal

Queensland Disaster Management Gains An Online Portal

03 September 2016

Queensland Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Services Bill Byrne New Portal Improves Disaster Management In Queensland Victor P Taffa Queensland’s disaster management personnel are now better-connected and equipped for future events following the implementation of a new online portal. Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Bill Byrne said the new online hub gave key stakeholders […]

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Rockhampton SES Receives New Equipment

Rockhampton SES Receives New Equipment

27 August 2016

Queensland Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Services Bill Byrne Rockhampton’s SES Better Equipped To Help Community Victor P Taffa Local State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers in Rockhampton have a greater ability to help their communities thanks to more than $14,200 worth of vital emergency equipment handed over today. SES Groups in Rockhampton, Gladstone, Mount […]

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Federal Rural Fire Brigade Happy To Work In Newly Opened Station

Federal Rural Fire Brigade Happy To Work In Newly Opened Station

27 August 2016

Queensland Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Services Bill Byrne New Fire Station Will Help Federal Rural Fire Brigade Save Lives Victor P Taffa Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers operating in Federal will be better-equipped to protect their local community with the official opening of their new fire station […]

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Glamorgan Spring Bay Fire And Emergency Services Facility Officially Opened

Glamorgan Spring Bay Fire And Emergency Services Facility Officially Opened

13 August 2016

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Rene Hidding New Emergency Services Facility Officially Opened Victor P Taffa Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Rene Hidding today officially opened the Glamorgan Spring Bay Fire and Emergency Services Facility. “The new building will house the Tasmania Fire Service (TFS), the State Emergency Service (SES) […]

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