Hot stuff: six Quinns Rocks Bushfire Brigade cadets to take part in Australian Fire Cadet Championships

  SIX emergency service cadets will travel to Sydney for next month’s Australian Fire Cadet Championships. The team is part of the Quinns Rocks Bushfire Brigade Cadets unit and will leave Perth on September 29 ahead of the October 3-6 championships. It includes captain Jay Dwyer, Benn Marshall, Martin Moon, Brendan Williams, William Wyatt and…

ABC: Bushfires: Government dismisses Greens’ call for national remote crew to help states in fire season

With bushfires already blazing around Australia, there are calls for a more uniform national approach to help states and territories fight each other’s fires. Key points: “1,000-year-old trees are gone,” says nature photographer who documented blaze in Tasmania Greens established enate inquiry to examine what could have been done better Government does not believe looking…

Former firefighter gets top DFES job

WA has a new Fire Commissioner – former firefighter Darren Klemm. Mr Klemm is currently assistant commissioner at the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan made the announcement this afternoon ahead of the retirement of Wayne Gregson, WA’s first Fire Commissioner who transitioned DFES from the Fire and Emergency Services…

Former Minister talks to TripleM South West about Commissioner’s comments

Here is the audio of an interview that aired this morning on TripleM South West’s “Blackers in the morning” show today with former Barnett Government Minister and Member for Murray-Wellington, Murray Cowper speaking about Commissioner Wayne Gregson’s comments as reported in his opening address to the WAFES 2017 Volunteer Conference on Saturday about the Ferguson…