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QwN: Hon Rick Mazza to Emergency Services Minister re LGGS

The following question without notice was asked by the Hon Rick Mazza MLC and answered in State Parliament today by the Hon Alanna Clohesy representing the Minister for Emergency Services Hon Fran Logan MLA. EMERGENCY SERVICES LEVY — LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANT SCHEME Hon RICK MAZZA to the minister representing the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the 15 September 2019 ABC News article “Volunteer rescue groups call for greater share of ratepayer-funded Emergency Services Levy”. (1) How are ESL funds calculated for allocation to local governments? (2) Will the government give further attention to the system of grants distribution [...]

QWN: Hon Colin De Grussa to Emergency Services Minister re Legislation review

* UPDATE: Since this post was published, we've had great news confirming that Minister Logan will undertake significant public consultation process before introducing any proposed legislative changes to Parliament. Thank you for listening Minister. Please [...]

Bushfire Association congratulates 2019 Firefighting Awards finalists

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) sincerely congratulates every nominee for 2019 awards, and of course, especially those who are members of our incredible Bush Fire Service. We are so proud to represent [...]

Warwick Gibbons: Refurbishing the Canover Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Shed

Please find below a wonderful good news story submitted by Warwick Gibbons, Chairperson of the Coastal Districts State Emergency Service - Jurien Bay Since adopting the State Emergency Service (SES) role, the housing of additional [...]

Big news! Volunteer Bushfire Games set to flourish from AVBFB-MERC partnership

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) and the Mining Emergency Response Competition (MERC) have announced a new partnership that will deliver unprecedented professional development opportunities for Western Australia's 20,000+ Bush Fire Volunteers. In [...]

WA Gov’t: Communities that ‘survived and thrived’ in the face of disaster recognised

2019 Resilient Australia WA award winners announced State-wide efforts at improving resilience during natural disasters and emergencies recognised The ability of communities to stay strong and bounce back after adversity has been celebrated at an [...]

BOM Climate and Water Outlook for August to October

The BOM's Climate and Water Outlook for August to October doesn't look too good from our perspective. Important information for our incredible women and men volunteers helping to get their communities prepared and planned. https://youtu.be/lgFXwjDmANE [...]

Coondle-Nunile’s “latest brigade family photo” worth 1,000 invaluable words

Take a look at the photo below, shared by the amazing team at the Coondle-Nunile Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade on Facebook. No, we mean stop and take a really long look... When the Association of [...]

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