MP banned from fire station visits

Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis has taken the unusual step of banning shadow emergency services minister Margaret Quirk from visiting fire stations because of complaints she was “rude and disrespectful” on a recent visit. Ms Quirk dismissed the ban as a “political stunt” after Mr Francis wrote to her after her visit to East Perth…

Hardware store receives top honour

The important contribution employers make to emergency services across the State by allowing their employees to attend emergency incidents as volunteers, was recognised last week with an Albany business receiving the highest honour. Hardware store T&C Supplies was presented with a Department of Fire and Emergency Services Volunteers Employer Recognition Gold Award – one of…

Emergency Services Motorcycle Club ride

In the spirit of promoting good causes that might result in better collaboration, friendships and mental health within our extended emergency services family, the Association is happy to relay the information below from Syd Bignell from the Emergency Services Motorcycle Association (ESMA) regarding its next group ride. For more information, please visit the ESMA website…

Too much fire, not enough bodies

Saving WA towns from a summer of raging infernos fell to teams of exhausted heroes. It was an onslaught that wouldn’t end: fire after fire after fire, rising up to threaten homes and force evacuations, being beaten into submission by exhausted firefighters only for another to spring up somewhere else. On at least 40 days…