Firefighters return from tough US deployment

Below is a media statement published by the Emergency Services Minister, Hon Joe Francis and Environment Minister, Hon Albert Jacob this week. ​Contingent included experts in forest fire management, fire behaviour and aerial firefighting Nine Western Australian firefighters returned home today after five weeks helping crews battle bushfires burning across the north-west of the United…

WA firefighters deploy to Canadian wildfires

Below is a media statement published this morning by the WA Government. The Association wishes everyone involved a safe and effective journey. Western Australian fire agencies send firefighters to Canada’s western provinces Contingent includes experts in forest fire management, fire behaviour and aerial firefighting Twelve fire and emergency services personnel and forest firefighters will depart…

QoN: Prescribed burn project

The following question on notice was asked by the Member for Cannington, Bill Johnston and answered in Parliament on Tuesday 16 June by the Environment Minister, Hon Albert Jacob. Mr W.J. Johnston to the Minister for Environment: I refer to the “prescribed burn” program of the State Government and ask: (a) what was the actual…

QwN: Prescribed Burning Program

The following question without notice was asked in Parliament on 12 May by the Member for Vasse, Libby Mettam and answered by the Minister for Environment Hon Albert Jacob: Ms L. METTAM: Can the minister please update the house on his announcement yesterday regarding additional money for prescribed burning as part of this year’s budget?…