Response from DFES to reports about closing fire stations during Winter

Content:​Reports have appeared in today’s media that the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) is considering closing fire stations at night during winter.Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Wayne Gregson this afternoon said: “I’ve had assurances from the Minister that budget cuts will not affect frontline service delivery. In this light, there are no moves…

Firefighters call for support as WA faces further fire risk

  Content: In preparation for a second week of challenging fire conditions, 137 Victorian firefighters will begin arriving in Western Australia to provide interstate support for the State’s emergency response efforts.   WA career and volunteer firefighters have been working tirelessly over the last week, battling blazes across the State and saving countless lives and…

DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MANJIMUP BUSHFIRES

Commonwealth Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett today announced that disaster assistance has been activated in response to the Manjimup bushfire. Mr Keenan said that the assistance was being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Mr Barnett today told a community meeting in Pemberton…