WA Gov’t: Agency partnership boosts State’s emergency response capacity

Department of Fire and Emergency Services provides more than $830,000 worth of chemical detection and identification equipment The ChemCentre of Western Australia to operate, store, and maintain equipment Explosive detectors, RadEye radiation detector, mercury detector and infrared absorption detector among new equipment Memorandum of understanding renewed between DFES and ChemCentre Western Australia’s ability to identify…

QwN: Bushfire mitigation

The following Question without Notice was asked by the Hon Colin de Grussa and answered in Parliament yesterday by the Hon Stephen Dawson as Minister for Environment BUSHFIRE MITIGATION Hon COLIN de GRUSSA to the Minister for Environment: I refer to feedback that regional offices within the minister’s portfolio that have firefighting capacity have been…

Volunteers congratulate Government for mitigation funding with a gentle reminder of the value of being consultative and inclusive

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) has again congratulated the WA State Government for recognising the value of bushfire mitigation with its $15m commitment to a ‘Mitigation Activity Fund’ detailed in a Ministerial press release today. AVBFB President Dave Gossage said one of the most positive differences between this government and its predecessor…

Bushfire mitigation funding available for high-risk priority local governments

$15 million Mitigation Activity Fund to operate over four years $3 million available in first year (2017-18) for on-ground mitigation works 15 identified local governments eligible Applications now open A total of 15 local governments in high-risk priority areas are now eligible to apply for bushfire mitigation funding from the inaugural four-year $15 million Mitigation…

Community action key to improving State’s resilience, report finds

  Emergency Preparedness Report concludes greater community preparation needed to build State’s resilience to emergencies Report is a State-wide assessment of Western Australia’s preparedness for emergencies 2017 report most comprehensive to date with 350 per cent increase in data collected compared to 2016 Government agencies actively preparing for emergencies The sixth annual Emergency Preparedness Report has found…