Owners flare share on prescribed burns

THE Wanneroo Central Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade has completed 29 prescribed burns this fire season. These comprise 18 prescribed burns vested with the City and 11 private property prescribed burns. “Prescribed burns form part of the brigade’s core operations. Operation costs are covered in the City’s budget under the law, order and public safety program,”…

Fines for false fire calls

West Australians who repeatedly trigger false fire alarms will be fined $750 from next year after frustrated firefighters needlessly raced to more than 10,700 fake emergencies last financial year. WA is the only State not to issue fines for repeated false alarms, which the Department of Fire and Emergency Services spent more than $8 million…

2014 WA Firefighting Awards presented in Perth

WA’s most outstanding firefighters were recognised at the 2014 Firefighting Awards on Sunday. Five awards were handed out during the ceremony at Perth Exhibition Convention Centre for volunteer and career firefighters who have excelled while serving WA communities. Firefighters from Broome, Boddington, Cue, Fitzroy Crossing and Perth received awards. Among the recipients was Kenn McLeod…

Bushfire rules fail most vulnerable

Proposed bushfire regulations that could start in May do not address property valuations, mortgages or insurance issues for properties in areas considered prone to fire, the Australian Property Institute has warned. The draft State planning policy for bushfire risk management is designed to protect people, property and infrastructure from the impact of fires but the…