Total Fire Bans In Place North And South Of The State

Total Fire Bans In Place North And South Of The State

22 January 2019

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Michael Ferguson Stay Vigilant And Informed On Bushfires Victor P Taffa As fires continue to burn across the state, and with ongoing hot weather conditions, it is vital Tasmanians follow the advice of the Tasmania Fire Service and the Parks and Wildlife Service […]

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Dozens Of Fires Burning Across Tasmania

Dozens Of Fires Burning Across Tasmania

22 January 2019

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Michael Ferguson Massive Firefighting Efforts Continue Victor P Taffa Government and the community are extremely grateful for the work of our dedicated volunteer and career firefighters in protecting life and property in hot, difficult conditions. “They are doing an incredible job, with a number of fires having […]

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Surf Life Saving NSW Receives $16 Million Over 4 Years For New Equipment

Surf Life Saving NSW Receives $16 Million Over 4 Years For New Equipment

20 January 2019

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant Lifesaving Funding Boost To Protect Beachgoers Victor P Taffa Beachgoers will be safer across the state, thanks to a major funding increase for Surf Life Saving NSW from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government. Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for […]

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Hodgman Govt Provides Strong Support To Firefighters

Hodgman Govt Provides Strong Support To Firefighters

10 January 2019

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Michael Ferguson Protecting Life During Bushfires Top Priority Victor P Taffa Government continues to focus on supporting our dedicated and hardworking firefighters to protect life and property during the current fire incident, Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Michael Ferguson said. “During this particularly crucial time, […]

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Queensland Revellers Reminded To Stick With Legal Fireworks

Queensland Revellers Reminded To Stick With Legal Fireworks

30 December 2018

Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Energy Anthony Lynham Safe Legal Fireworks To Light Up The Skies This Festive Season Victor P Taffa Watching an organised public fireworks display is the safe and responsible way to have a cracker festive season. Minister for Natural Resources and Energy Dr. Anthony Lynham has reminded Queensland revellers to […]

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Disaster Recovery Funding For Queensland Announced

Disaster Recovery Funding For Queensland Announced

30 December 2018

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford Extra Disaster Help For Queensland Communities Hit By Bushfires Victor P Taffa Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds and Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford today announced additional disaster assistance for communities affected by the devastating bushfires in Central […]

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New Lifesavers Observation Tower Opens At Ocean Grove By Minister

New Lifesavers Observation Tower Opens At Ocean Grove By Minister

30 December 2018

Victoria Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville More Training To Save More Lives In The Water Victor P Taffa Victorian beaches will be better protected with the Andrews Government’s $1 Million plan to train surfers to save lives in the water was on track to be delivered in time for the next summer […]

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Tasmania Fire Service To Recruit 24 Firefighters In 2019

Tasmania Fire Service To Recruit 24 Firefighters In 2019

20 December 2018

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Michael Ferguson Firefighter Recruitment Campaign Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is committed to continuing to support our firefighters, who work hard to keep Tasmanians safe, Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Michael Ferguson said. “Today, Tasmania Fire Service is launching a new campaign to recruit 24 […]

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Veteran Firefighters To Benefit From New Career Transition Program

Veteran Firefighters To Benefit From New Career Transition Program

16 December 2018

New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant Program Strengthens Support For Veteran Firefighters Victor P Taffa Veteran firefighters are set to benefit from a new career transition program aimed at supporting officers when they leave the service after medical discharge or retirement. Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said this important Fire and […]

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Newly Appointed Bushfire State Recovery Coordinator Visits Impacted Communities

Newly Appointed Bushfire State Recovery Coordinator Visits Impacted Communities

12 December 2018

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Bushfire State Recovery Coordinator Visits Impacted Communities Victor P Taffa Recently appointed State Recovery Coordinator Major-General (retired) Stuart Smith has visited the most heavily impacted areas of the recent unprecedented bushfires that swept through Central Queensland. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said since Major-General Smith was appointed to the role on Sunday, he […]

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Premier Announces Bushfires State Recovery Coordinator

Premier Announces Bushfires State Recovery Coordinator

12 December 2018

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Bushfires State Recovery Coordinator Appointed Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland’s bushfire recovery efforts will be coordinated by Major-General (retired) Stuart Smith. Premier Palaszczuk said Major General Smith will support Central Queensland communities impacted by the recent bushfires in his role as State Recovery Coordinator. “Major-General Smith is […]

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Liberal/National Coalition Govt To Fund $67 Million Emergency Services Package

Liberal/National Coalition Govt To Fund $67 Million Emergency Services Package

19 November 2018

Victoria Opposition Leader Matthew Guy Victoria Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin Liberal Nationals Will Always Support The CFA Victor P Taffa An elected Liberal/Nationals Coalition Government will fund a $67 Million Emergency Services and Public Safety package which will ensure our emergency services like the CFA and SES have the facilities and equipment […]

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Shark-Spotting Drones To Start Patrolling South Australian Coastline

Shark-Spotting Drones To Start Patrolling South Australian Coastline

19 November 2018

South Australia Minister for Emergency Services Corey Wingard Drones To Join Helicopters And Planes In Shark Spotting Victor P Taffa Shark-spotting drones will be ready to start patrolling the South Australian coastline over the summer, as pilots completed the first stage of training ahead of launching live patrols in December. Minister for Police, Emergency Services […]

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Minister Visits Toowoomba Workshop On Fire And Emergency Volunteering

Minister Visits Toowoomba Workshop On Fire And Emergency Volunteering

07 November 2018

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford Fire And Emergency Volunteering On The Agenda At Toowoomba Workshop Victor P Taffa Minister Crawford visited Toowoomba as part of a statewide roadshow to discuss the implementation plan for QFES’ Volunteerism Strategy. “Growing QFES together.” That’s the message Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford […]

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Liberal/Nationals Coalition Govt To Introduce Presumptive Legislation Bill

Liberal/Nationals Coalition Govt To Introduce Presumptive Legislation Bill

29 October 2018

Victoria Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin Victorian Firefighters Will Be Protected Under Liberal/National Coalition Government Victor P Taffa Daniel Andrews and Labor have lost control of the CFA dispute allowing cancer rights for firefighters to be used by his government as a political tool, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin said.   […]

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Andrews Govt To Block Fire Equipment Inspectors From Carrying Out Checks

Andrews Govt To Block Fire Equipment Inspectors From Carrying Out Checks

22 October 2018

Victoria Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin Labor Has Lost Control Of Community Safety Victor P Taffa Premier Daniel Andrews is continuing his attack on all fire services, this time by blocking fire equipment inspectors from being able to carry out checks, instead mandating plumbers undertake routine maintenance inspections.   An elected Liberal/Nationals Coalition […]

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15 Volunteers Recognised At Brisbane Region SES Week Awards 2018

15 Volunteers Recognised At Brisbane Region SES Week Awards 2018

20 October 2018

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford Volunteers Recognised At Brisbane Region SES Week Awards Victor P Taffa 15 State Emergency Service volunteers from the Brisbane Region were recognised today (Saturday) for their efforts to help Queenslanders at an awards ceremony at the Emergency Services Complex in Kedron. Representing Minister for Fire and […]

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CFS Aerial Firefighting Fleet To Increase Over Next 4 Years

CFS Aerial Firefighting Fleet To Increase Over Next 4 Years

16 October 2018

South Australia Minister for Emergency Services Corey Wingard A Boost For CFS Aerial Firefighting Capabilities Victor P Taffa South Australia Country Fire Service (CFS) will have a larger aerial firefighting fleet for the upcoming fire danger season. State Government has provided additional funding totalling more than $9 Million over the next 4 years to boost […]

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RACQ LifeFlight Celebrates 40 Years Of Service

RACQ LifeFlight Celebrates 40 Years Of Service

14 October 2018

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Premier Acclaims 40 Years Of Helicopter Rescue Service Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has praised RACQ LifeFlight for 40 years of service to the Queensland community, describing the organisation as ‘one of our great institutions’. Speaking at a function to celebrate the launch of the anniversary, and to mark 25 […]

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CFA Report One Of Many Hidden From Public By Andrews Govt

CFA Report One Of Many Hidden From Public By Andrews Govt

13 October 2018

Victoria Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin Daniel Andrews Hides CFA Report Victor P Taffa Premier Daniel Andrews has lost control of Victoria’s fire service dispute and continues to hide the CFA annual report from the public. “Liberal Nationals will take back control and protect our hard working CFA volunteers who protect us.” Shadow […]

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