Andrews Govt To Build Ararat A New Fire Station

Andrews Govt To Build Ararat A New Fire Station

14 March 2018

Victoria Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino New Fire Station For Ararat Victor P Taffa A new fire station will be built in Ararat thanks to the Andrews Government, delivering a major boost to one of the state’s oldest brigades. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited Ararat today to announce the state-of-the-art station will […]

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Queensland Govt Grants Now Available To People Impacted By NQ Flooding

Queensland Govt Grants Now Available To People Impacted By NQ Flooding

11 March 2018

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Minister for Communities Coralee O’Rourke Queensland Govt Support Now Available To People Impacted By NQ Flooding Victor P Taffa Financial assistance and support services are now available to residents directly affected by flooding in parts of North Queensland (NQ) over recent days. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the North Queensland flooding […]

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Floodwaters Could Take Days To Recede As QFES Rescue Crews Remains In Place

Floodwaters Could Take Days To Recede As QFES Rescue Crews Remains In Place

11 March 2018

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford QFES Rescue Crews Remain As Floodwaters Could Take Days To Recede Victor P Taffa Specialist Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) floodwater crews remain on alert to respond to emergencies in North and Far North Queensland, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford said today (Sunday). […]

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New Bundamba Fire And Rescue Station Officially Opened By Minister

New Bundamba Fire And Rescue Station Officially Opened By Minister

09 March 2018

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford Palaszczuk Government Unveils $4.5 Million Firefighting Boost For Bundamba Victor P Taffa Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford today (Friday) officially opened the $3.64 Million Bundamba Fire and Rescue Station and immediately handed over a new $875,000 appliance for its fleet. Minister Crawford said the […]

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New QFES Wallumbilla Facility Opened By Minister

New QFES Wallumbilla Facility Opened By Minister

24 February 2018

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford Fire And Emergency Services Minister Opens New QFES Facility Near Roma Victor P Taffa Emergency service workers in Queensland’s south-west will be better equipped to serve the community following the opening of a new $473,000 Joint Emergency Services facility. Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig […]

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Queensland Fire And Emergency Services Well Prepared For Cyclone Season

Queensland Fire And Emergency Services Well Prepared For Cyclone Season

16 February 2018

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford Queensland Well Prepared For Storm And Cyclone Season Victor P Taffa Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) have built on its response to Tropical Cyclone Debbie which earned praise from the United Nations to prepare for this cyclone season, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford […]

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Emergency Management For WA Mines Code Of Practice Officially Launched

Emergency Management For WA Mines Code Of Practice Officially Launched

15 February 2018

Western Australia Minister for Mines and Petroleum Bill Johnston New Code Helps Mine Sites Plan For Emergencies Victor P Taffa A new code for managing emergencies at WA mines has been released Emergency planning is critical for keeping mine workers safe and healthy Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston has officially launched the Emergency management […]

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Senior Firefighter Craig Hogarth Awarded QFES Commissioner’s Medal For Valour

Senior Firefighter Craig Hogarth Awarded QFES Commissioner’s Medal For Valour

12 February 2018

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford Fire Hero Honoured At Sunshine Coast Awards Ceremony Victor P Taffa A firefighter who rescued two unconscious people from a burning building on the Sunshine Coast has today (Monday 12 February) been awarded the prestigious Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Commissioner’s Medal for Valour. Fire […]

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Bush Fire Threat Prevalent With Ongoing Dry Conditions

Bush Fire Threat Prevalent With Ongoing Dry Conditions

10 February 2018

New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant Minister Urges Public To Remain Prepared With Ongoing Dry Conditions Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government and the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) are reminding the public to remain vigilant to the threat of fire, with more than 11,000 bush and grass fires recorded […]

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Darling Downs Receives A Boost To Fire-Fighting Equipment

Darling Downs Receives A Boost To Fire-Fighting Equipment

10 February 2018

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford $1.7 Million Fire-Fighting Boost For The Darling Downs Victor P Taffa Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford opened 2 stations and officially handed over 7 new appliances in a $1.7 Million boost to firefighters on the Darling Downs. Minister Crawford officially opened the Wallangarra and […]

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New Structural Firefighting Training Facility To Be Built In Adelaide

New Structural Firefighting Training Facility To Be Built In Adelaide

03 February 2018

South Australia Minister for Emergency Services Chris Picton New State-Of-The-Art MFS Structural Firefighting Facility To Be Built In Adelaide Victor P Taffa Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) is set to design and construct a state-of-the-art, multi-million-dollar structural firefighting training facility that will be the first of its kind in Australia. “Our firefighters go through gruelling simulated […]

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Palaszczuk Govt Cairns Smoke Alarm Briefing On 30 January 2018

Palaszczuk Govt Cairns Smoke Alarm Briefing On 30 January 2018

26 January 2018

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford Industry Briefing Session In Cairns On Smoke Alarm Installation Project Victor P Taffa Licensed electricians are invited to attend an information session in Cairns next week to find out about the Palaszczuk Government’s smoke alarm installation project in public housing homes. Minister for Fire and Emergency […]

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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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