Noosa-Based Manufacturer Awarded Support For Firefighting Tank

Noosa-Based Manufacturer Awarded Support For Firefighting Tank

13 November 2019

Queensland Minister for Innovation Kate Jones New Queensland Firefighting Machine Set For Global Take-Off Victor P Taffa A Queensland company could hold the key to vastly improving aerial firefighting capabilities around the globe. Noosa-based manufacturer has been officially awarded support from the Palaszczuk Government for a firefighting tank it has designed to fit onto the […]

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Bushfire Affected Primary Producers Can Apply For Financial Assistance

Bushfire Affected Primary Producers Can Apply For Financial Assistance

13 November 2019

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner Financial Assistance To Help Producers Affected By Bushfires Victor P Taffa Primary producers impacted by bushfires can apply for disaster recovery assistance. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner said when conditions and access improved, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) staff would conduct on-the-ground assessments to […]

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Tasmania Comes To New South Wales Bush Fire Need

Tasmania Comes To New South Wales Bush Fire Need

11 November 2019

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman New South Wales Bush Fire Support Victor P Taffa Tasmania is playing an important role in the effort to fight the devastating bushfires in New South Wales, and supporting the communities affected, Premier Will Hodgman said. Last night, a strike team from Tasmania was assigned to the Kangawalla fire near Glen […]

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Euan Ferguson Appointed Bushfire Recovery Coordinator

Euan Ferguson Appointed Bushfire Recovery Coordinator

11 November 2019

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott Bushfire Recovery Coordinator Appointed Victor P Taffa Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott today announced the appointment of Mr. Euan Ferguson as Recovery Coordinator to oversee the response to the impact of the bushfire emergency. Fires […]

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New South Wales Declares State Of Emergency

New South Wales Declares State Of Emergency

11 November 2019

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian New South Wales Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott Premier Declares State Of Emergency In New South Wales Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government has taken a critical step to protect the residents of the State from bushfires by declaring a State of Emergency ahead of […]

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Two New Heavy Pumper Fire Trucks Joins Firefighting Fleet

Two New Heavy Pumper Fire Trucks Joins Firefighting Fleet

07 November 2019

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Mark Shelton Two New Fire Trucks Join TFS Fleet Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is committed to ensuring the safety of all Tasmanians, particularly those who protect our communities. Today I am pleased to announce that two new heavy pumper fire trucks, the most technologically advanced in […]

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Multi-Purpose Fire Appliance For Roleystone Officially Delivered

Multi-Purpose Fire Appliance For Roleystone Officially Delivered

06 November 2019

Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan New $500,000 Multi-Purpose Fire Appliance For Roleystone Victor P Taffa New Urban Pump Type 3 multi-purpose appliance to boost capacity in Perth Hills $500,000 appliance designed with volunteer feedback Appliance funded under Emergency Services Levy Perth Hills have been given greater emergency services support with the official […]

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28 New Fire Recruits Graduate In Townsville

28 New Fire Recruits Graduate In Townsville

28 October 2019

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford Fire Recruits Graduate In Townsville Ceremony Victor P Taffa After 3 months of training, 28 new recruits have been welcomed into Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) at a graduation ceremony today in Townsville. Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford said the graduating class […]

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North Queensland SES Volunteers Award Winners Announced

North Queensland SES Volunteers Award Winners Announced

16 October 2019

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford SES Volunteers Awarded In The Far North Victor P Taffa Some of the Far North’s finest have been recognised at an awards ceremony to kick off State Emergency Service (SES) Week. Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford said it was a fantastic opportunity to […]

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Gregory Leach Appointed Fire And Emergency Services Commissioner

Gregory Leach Appointed Fire And Emergency Services Commissioner

14 October 2019

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland’s New Fire And Emergency Services Commissioner Announced Victor P Taffa An emergency services stalwart with 32 years’ experience, including 12 years as a senior executive with both country and metropolitan fire and ambulance services, has been appointed Queensland’s new Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today welcomed the […]

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West Gidgegannup Bush Fire Brigade Gets First Permanent Home

West Gidgegannup Bush Fire Brigade Gets First Permanent Home

01 October 2019

Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan Record Investment In Bushfire Facility For West Gidgegannup Victor P Taffa Biggest ever investment for a stand-alone volunteer bushfire brigade facility Bushfire-prone community of West Gidgegannup to benefit from built-for-purpose facility with state-of-the-art incident control and radio rooms A brand-new station for the West Gidgegannup Bush Fire […]

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Ian Stewart Appointed To Lead Bushfire Recovery

Ian Stewart Appointed To Lead Bushfire Recovery

19 September 2019

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Ian Stewart Heads Bushfire Recovery Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has appointed Ian Stewart to take charge of Queensland’s bushfire recovery. Premier Palaszczuk said the former Police Commissioner had stood by Queensland as it faced some of its worst natural disasters in the past and knows the importance of starting […]

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Bush Fire Get Ready Weekend 14-15 September 2019

Bush Fire Get Ready Weekend 14-15 September 2019

14 September 2019

New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott Get Ready For A Tough Bush Fire Season Victor P Taffa Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott is encouraging residents across the State to get ready for the bush fire season, as almost 50 fires continue to burn across New South Wales. This weekend RFS volunteers […]

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Nearly 1,000 Firefighting Vehicles To Be Fitted Out With Lifesaving Equipment

Nearly 1,000 Firefighting Vehicles To Be Fitted Out With Lifesaving Equipment

08 September 2019

Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan Lifesaving Equipment Fitted To Nearly 1,000 Firefighting Vehicles Victor P Taffa Extension of crew cab protection program results in 928 firefighting appliances fitted with lifesaving equipment Increased safety measures a result of $8.732 Million investment in an extra 261 appliances on top of previous program fit-out Firefighters […]

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3-Stage Plan To Address Inconsistencies Across Bushfire Regulations

3-Stage Plan To Address Inconsistencies Across Bushfire Regulations

04 August 2019

Western Australia Minister for Planning Rita Saffioti Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan New Action Plan To Fix Bushfire Inconsistencies Victor P Taffa 3-stage plan to address inconsistencies across bushfire regulations Community safety remains top priority in review of bushfire-prone area map Bushfire framework introduced under previous government created unintended consequences Stage 1 […]

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Large Air Tanker Named In Honour Of Dame Marie Bashir

Large Air Tanker Named In Honour Of Dame Marie Bashir

04 August 2019

New South Wales Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott ‘Marie Bashir’ Large Air Tanker Touches Down Victor P Taffa For the very first time, New South Wales will have a permanent 737 Large Air Tanker (LAT) all year round to respond to bushfires across the State. Minister for Police and Emergency Services David […]

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Tender Awarded To Construct New Bushfires NT Headquarters

Tender Awarded To Construct New Bushfires NT Headquarters

18 July 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler Bushfires NT Headquarters Construction Tender Awarded Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government is creating jobs with the contract to construct the new Bushfires NT Headquarters at the Hughes Airstrip in Acacia Hills recently awarded. “As a Government we will continue to support and guide development […]

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Latest Water Police Vessel Displayed On Sunshine Coast

Latest Water Police Vessel Displayed On Sunshine Coast

16 July 2019

Queensland Minister for Police Mark Ryan Capabilities Of New Water Police Vessel Demonstrated At The Sunshine Coast Victor P Taffa Minister for Police Mark Ryan and District Officer for Sunshine Coast District, Superintendent Darryl Johnson have attended a demonstration of a new water Police vessel on the Sunshine Coast. Minister Ryan said he was impressed […]

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Newest Recruits Brings Tasmania Fire Service To 323 Career Firefighters

Newest Recruits Brings Tasmania Fire Service To 323 Career Firefighters

16 July 2019

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Mark Shelton New Firefighting Recruits To Help Keep Communities Safe Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is the strongest supporter of our firefighters and their efforts to keep our communities safe. Recruiting new career firefighters is vital to maintaining the Tasmania Fire Services’ response strength and the latest […]

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Rejuvenated Ocean Grove Surf Life-Saving Club Officially Opened By Minister

Rejuvenated Ocean Grove Surf Life-Saving Club Officially Opened By Minister

07 July 2019

Victoria Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville Ocean Grove Surf Life-Saving Club Officially Opened Victor P Taffa New Ocean Grove life-saving clubhouse has been officially opened, boosting the safety of beachgoers at one of Victoria’s most popular surf beaches. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today unveiled the plaque to mark […]

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