Prescribed burning result a good start, but a lot of catch up required

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) has today congratulated the government for both achieving the best prescribed burning results in 29 years and perhaps more importantly, giving the issue Ministerial attention. AVBFB President Dave Gossage said today’s media statement released by Environment Minister Stephen Dawson was very positive, but it also highlights just…

QwN: Are you ready campaign

The following Question without Notice was asked by Member for Vasse Libby Mettam and answered in Parliament by Emergency Services Minister Hon Joe Francis last week: Ms L. METTAM to the Minister for Emergency Services: I note that over the weekend the minister launched the “Are You Bushfire Ready?” campaign. Can he please tell the house…

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…