Fire Hydrants

The Opposition spokesperson for Emergency Services Margaret Quirk asked a question in Parliament today about Fire Hydrants and received this response from the Minister for Water Hon Mia Davies: Ms M. Quirk to the Minister for Water: Can the Minister advise the following in relation to fire hydrants: (a) what is the total number of fire…

Parkerville Stoneville Mt Helena Bushfire Review – Affected residents

The Opposition spokesperson for Emergency Services Margaret Quirk asked a question in Parliament today about affected residents and received this response from the Minister for Emergency Services Hon Joe Francis: Ms M. Quirk to the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the Parkerville Stoneville Mt Helena Bushfire Review and the observation that some families were…

Parkerville Stoneville Mt Helena Bushfire Review – Naming conventions

The Opposition spokesperson for Emergency Services Margaret Quirk asked a question in Parliament today about naming conventions and received this response from the Minister for Emergency Services Hon Joe Francis: Ms M. Quirk to the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the Parkerville Stoneville Mt Helena Bushfire Review which found inconsistent naming conventions added…

Minister Francis: Fire and rescue service upgrade for Mid-West

​$2 million volunteer fire and rescue station officially opened in Geraldton New $710,000 Incident Control Vehicle for the Mid-West and Gascoyne regions A new $2 million volunteer fire and rescue station officially opened today in Geraldton will improve the capability of local emergency services in the State’s Mid-West. Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis said the…

What a jolly fool!

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades has dismissed public comments attributed to United Firefighters Union WA secretary Kevin Jolly in this news article yesterday as unnecessary, unhelpful and foolish. Reluctant to give the daft comments any more publicity, AVBFB Executive Officer Darren Brown said Mr Jolly’s suggestion that DFES should create safety policies that apply…