QwN: Presumptive laws for volunteers

The following question without notice was asked by the Member for Girrawheen Margaret Quirk and answered by Emergency Services Minister Hon Joe Francis in Parliament yesterday: Ms M. QUIRK to the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the minister’s predecessor’s commitment that presumptive cancer firefighter laws would apply to both career and volunteer firefighters. (1) Is…

QwN: Volunteer Fuel Card

The following question without notice was asked by the Member for Wagin Terry Waldron and answered by Regional Development Minister Terry Redman in Parliament yesterday: Mr T. WALDRON to the Minister for Regional Development: Can the minister please provide some details about the emergency service volunteer fuel card scheme, which was announced in Boddington in the Wagin…

Fuel card rollout for regional volunteers

The State Government announced its Fuel Card for ES Volunteers scheme today. Below is the unedited media statement from Ministers Francis and Redman ​New State Government initiative to support volunteers $7.6 million for Regional Emergency Service Volunteer Fuel Card Scheme Made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program Emergency services volunteers will be…

Service burns deep for vollies

MOUNT Helena Voluntary Bush Fire Brigade had many reasons to celebrate at a recent awards ceremony when 11 of their members received a National Medal. The long-serving and dedicated firefighters achieved more than 290 years of service between them. The National Medal recognises long service by members of government and voluntary organisations who risk their…

QwN: Emergency Services Acts

The following question without notice was asked by the Hon Martin Pritchard and answered by the Attorney General in Parliament on Tuesday, confirming that a Bill to consolidate the current Emergency Services legislation remains some way off: Hon MARTIN PRITCHARD to the Attorney General representing the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the proposed…