Cigarette Butts Account For 29 % Of Western Australia’s Litter Stream

Cigarette Butts Account For 29 % Of Western Australia’s Litter Stream

03 January 2018

Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Fran Logan Stub Out Litter And Firebugs Victor P Taffa Western Australians urged to help stop careless littering of cigarette butts Discarded butts the cause of hundreds of mulch fires Western Australians are being urged to report litterbug’s potential firebugs who flick cigarette butts out of vehicle windows. “Western […]

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Aerial Firefighters Bolstered With Multipurpose Helicopter And New Hanger

Aerial Firefighters Bolstered With Multipurpose Helicopter And New Hanger

26 December 2017

Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Fran Logan Western Australia Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson Western Australia’s Firefighters Take To The Skies For 2017-18 Bushfire Season Victor P Taffa New multipurpose hangar in Jandakot to significantly boost support for aerial fleet New air attack helicopter State’s $21 Million full aerial firefighting fleet ready for summer […]

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Be Water Safe Not Sorry Campaign Launched By Minister

Be Water Safe Not Sorry Campaign Launched By Minister

18 December 2017

New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant New Water Safety Campaign Launched After Drowning Spike Last Summer Victor P Taffa Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today launched a new Government advertising campaign Be Water Safe, Not Sorry to increase water safety awareness and deter risky behaviour that could lead to drowning. Minister […]

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South Australian Designed Humanihut Delivered To The SES In Early 2018

South Australian Designed Humanihut Delivered To The SES In Early 2018

16 December 2017

South Australia Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation Kyam Maher SA Designed Portable Base Camp To House SES At Natural Disasters Victor P Taffa State Emergency Service (SES) ‘tent cities’ will soon be a thing of the past in South Australia, thanks to a new locally designed portable base-camp that can be set up and connected […]

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Marine Rescue New South Wales Gears Up For A Busy Summer Season 2017-18

Marine Rescue New South Wales Gears Up For A Busy Summer Season 2017-18

12 December 2017

New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant Marine Rescue Ready To Lend A Hand This Summer Victor P Taffa Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant recently joined Marine Rescue New South Wales (MRNSW) volunteers as they conducted a simulated sea rescue near the entrance to Sydney Harbour as units prepare for a busy […]

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New Fire Station To Be Built At Clyde North

New Fire Station To Be Built At Clyde North

06 December 2017

Victoria Minister for Suburban Development Lily D’Ambrosio Protecting Lives And Property In Clyde North Victor P Taffa Andrews Government will build a new fire station at Clyde North to improve incident response times and keep the community safe. “This new fire station will improve response times to emergency incidents in Clyde North and surrounding Brigade […]

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Minister Hands Over 2 New Fire Trucks

Minister Hands Over 2 New Fire Trucks

05 December 2017

New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant From Horse-Drawn Carriages To The Latest Fire Fighting Appliances On Display Victor P Taffa Firefighters will be better equipped to respond to major rescue incidents, including: building collapses, heavy vehicle accidents and large animal emergencies, with the investment of 4 new technical rescue vehicles, each worth […]

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Fire Danger Season Places Metropolitan Adelaide At Risk

Fire Danger Season Places Metropolitan Adelaide At Risk

05 December 2017

South Australia Minister for Emergency Services Chris Picton Warning To Suburban Residents As Fire Danger Season Begins Victor P Taffa If you live on the outskirts of metropolitan Adelaide you may think bushfires won’t affect you. “Our fire services have already attended many fires across the state. However, as the season has started in the […]

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Unimog Firefighting Vehicles Welcomed By Minister

Unimog Firefighting Vehicles Welcomed By Minister

17 November 2017

Victoria Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio State-Of-The-Art Tanker Joins Victoria’s Firefighting Fleet Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is rolling out a new fleet of state-of-the-art heavy tanker firefighting trucks ahead of the upcoming summer fire season. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the new fleet of ‘Unimogs’ […]

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Bremer Bay Boosted With Grant For Emergency Bushfire Water Supply

Bremer Bay Boosted With Grant For Emergency Bushfire Water Supply

05 November 2017

Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly Grant To Increase Bremer Bay’s Emergency Bushfire Water Supply Victor P Taffa $46,282 provided to Shire of Jerramungup to secure emergency water supplies This project is part of more than $12.75 million the McGowan Government has committed to rural water projects over the next 3 years Water Minister […]

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Moreton Bay Area To Receive New SES Depot

Moreton Bay Area To Receive New SES Depot

28 October 2017

Queensland Minister for Local Government Mark Furner New SES Depot For Moreton Bay Region Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has reinforced its commitment to creating jobs and improving the liveability of communities in the Moreton Bay region with the approval of a grant for more than $1.012 Million for a local infrastructure project. New SES […]

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Firefighters Compensation Act To Be Amended

Firefighters Compensation Act To Be Amended

14 October 2017

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Rene Hidding More Protections For Volunteer Firefighters Victor P Taffa Career firefighters currently have access to compensation based on the presumption that some cancers may be linked to occupational exposure, Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Rene Hidding said. “However, volunteer firefighters currently need to meet […]

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FloodMon Monitoring System To Be Introduced

FloodMon Monitoring System To Be Introduced

13 October 2017

South Australia Minister for Emergency Services Chris Picton New Flood Management And Warning System For South Australia Victor P Taffa New flood monitoring systems (FloodMon) which can help predict flash-flooding is set to revolutionise the way authorities manage the risk of flood impacts across the State. “Flood is a costly and dangerous natural hazard and […]

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Kyneton Fire Station Receives A New Back-Up Generator

Kyneton Fire Station Receives A New Back-Up Generator

12 October 2017

Victoria Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino Funding Boost For Kyneton CFA Firefighters Victor P Taffa CFA brigades in Kyneton and surrounding areas have received an $110,000 funding boost from the Andrews Government to help them protect local communities. “Congratulations to all the CFA brigades in Kyneton and surrounding areas that have received this funding […]

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49 Prescribed Burns Planned This Spring Across The State

49 Prescribed Burns Planned This Spring Across The State

07 October 2017

South Australia Minister for Environment Ian Hunter Spring Prescribed Burn Season Begins With 49 Planned Across The State Victor P Taffa Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources is planning 49 prescribed burns across 2,688 ha of the state this spring, including 35 in the high-risk Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region. “In 2016, the […]

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1 October 2017 Marks Start Of Bushfire Season

1 October 2017 Marks Start Of Bushfire Season

01 October 2017

Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Fran Logan Bushfire Season Begins Today With Call To Action From Emergency Services Minister Victor P Taffa October 1 marks official start of bushfire season, but parts of State already affected Are You Bushfire Ready? campaign urges individuals to act now to be prepared Western Australians encouraged to take […]

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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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