Government review of Fire and Emergency Management DFES General Circular No: 91/2017

After seeking permission from FES Commissioner Wayne Gregson, we have published the text of a DFES circular below dated 4 August because we believe it is relevant to our Members and other stakeholders. The AVBFB is very appreciative of the care and attention Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan and his McGowan Government colleagues are…

QwN: Bushfire Mitigation Summit

The following question without notice and supplementary question were asked by the Hon Terry Redman and answered by the Hon Fran Logan, Minister for Emergency Services in the Legislative Assembly yesterday: Mr D.T. REDMAN to the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the minister’s exclusive invite-only bushfire summit last Friday where he said there…

Fire truck pulled from City fleet

  The City of Albany has been forced to remove one of its heavy-duty trucks from its fleet indefinitely after the findings of the coronial inquest into the death of firefighter Wendy Bearfoot revealed the truck “disturbingly” had still not been fully upgraded or replaced five years on. Coroner Sarah Linton found a combination of…