DFES Aerial Appliances

This Parliamentary Question on Notice was asked by Opposition Spokesperson for Fire and Emergency Services Margaret Quirk and answered by Fire and Emergency Services Minister, Honourable Joe Francis on Tuesday 14 October: (1) Can the Minister advise how many and the location of aerial appliances which the Department of Fire and Emergency Services owns? (2)…

DFES Worksafe inquiries

This Parliamentary Question on Notice was asked by Opposition Spokesperson for Fire and Emergency Services Margaret Quirk and answered by Fire and Emergency Services Minister, Honourable Joe Francis on Tuesday 14 October: (1) What Worksafe inquiries are currently on foot at the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) in relation to: (a) Operations; (b)…

DFES HQ power supply

This Parliamentary Question on Notice was asked by Opposition Spokesperson for Fire and Emergency Services Margaret Quirk and answered by Fire and Emergency Services Minister, Honourable Joe Francis on Tuesday 14 October: I refer to power supply to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Cockburn headquarters and ask: (a) is there a back-up power…

Nominations closing soon – 50 year volunteer service badge

Local Member Hon Mia Davies MLA has advised that nominations for formal recognition of long-serving volunteers who have contributed 50 years or more of volunteer service to one organisation are closing next week. “Volunteering is the lifeblood of country communities and I’d encourage everyone to think about the people who have given selflessly to make…

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…