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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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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