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CFA Volunteers To Benefit From $5 Million In Grants

Volunteer firefighters are sharing in more than $5 million in grants, thanks to a new Andrews Labor Government-funded program. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced there are almost 250 successful applications in the first round of the CFA’s Enhancing Volunteerism Grants Program. The..

Wear Orange To Show Support For SES Volunteers

Victorians are wearing orange today to show their support for the dedicated women and men who volunteer with the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES). Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino said Wear Orange Wednesday was the perfect opportunity to say thank you to the VICSES..

Latest Fire Services Response Times Published Online

The response times of Victoria’s fire services varies widely across the state according to the latest data for the March quarter released by CFA and MFB The data is now released every quarter giving further transparency to all Victorians to see how their own fire..

Budget Boost For Wonthaggi SES Volunteers

A significant step towards new Victoria State Emergency Service facilities in Wonthaggi has been taken thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited Wonthaggi today to announce the Victorian Budget 2018/19 provided $2 million for VICSES to acquire new land..

Backing our state’s emergency services

Emergency services workers and volunteers will get the equipment and facilities they need to keep Victorians safe, as part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19. More than $43 million will go towards upgrading and building new Country Fire Authority (CFA), State Emergency Service (SES) and Life Saving..

Emergency Volunteers To Share In $13.34m In Grants

Volunteer emergency-service groups can apply for Andrews Labor Government grants of up to $150,000 to help buy operational equipment and fund minor facility upgrades. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino announced today that applications are open for the 2018-19 round of Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment..

First Sod Turned For New Life Saving Clubhouse

Construction of a new life saving clubhouse in South Melbourne has begun thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, delivering a major boost to water safety at one of Melbourne’s most popular beaches. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley..

New Vessels For Marine Search And Rescue Volunteers

Marine Search and Rescue groups across Victoria’s south-west are some of the first in the state to benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s record $11.3 million funding boost. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited the Port Fairy Marine Rescue Service unit today, to announce..

Victoria’s Brave Young Triple Zero Heroes Recognised

Thirty-one brave young Victorians have been honoured for showing courage and bravery beyond their years at the 14th Annual Triple Zero Hero Awards. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy attended today’s awards and congratulated the young people for remaining calm..

Former Eltham Fire Station To Re-Open

The former Eltham Fire Station will re-open, thanks to a $500,000 facility upgrade. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Eltham Vicki Ward visited the site in Main Road today, to announce the station will be restored to operational capability for volunteers. Today’s..

Australia First Night Firebombing To Keep Victorians Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victoria’s summer firefighting armoury another big boost, with aerial night-vision technology set to become a permanent, statewide resource. Acting Minister for Emergency Services Gayle Tierney today announced after-dark water bombing would be rolled out in time for next summer’s..

Drivers Urged To Stay Safe On The Roads This Easter

Victorians heading away for the Easter long weekend are reminded to slow down, stick to the speed limit and take regular breaks to ensure they stay safe on the roads. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Minister for Road Safety Luke Donnellan today joined..

Bushfire Disaster Assistance For Victorian Communities

Disaster assistance has been extended to Victorian communities affected by the bushfires in the south west of the state. Assistance for the local government areas of Colac-Otway, Corangamite, Moyne and Southern Grampians is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery..

Memorial To Honour Emergency Management Personnel

Treasury Gardens will be home to a new Victorian Emergency Services Memorial commemorating those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting Victorian communities. Emergency Services Minister James Merlino, Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister Lily D’Ambrosio and City of Melbourne Acting Lord Mayor Arron..

Emerald SES Unit To Relocate To Bigger And Better Site

A new headquarters will be built for one of the state’s busiest Victoria State Emergency Services units, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited Emerald today to announce the Emerald SES unit will relocate to a new,..

New Fire Station For Ararat

A new fire station will be built in Ararat thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, delivering a major boost to one of the state’s oldest brigades. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited Ararat today to announce the state-of-the-art station will be funded as part..

Victoria Launches Night Time Trial Of Firefighting Aircraft

In an Australian first, aircraft will take to the sky at night to test the use of night-vision technology to drop water on fires. Emergency Services Minister James Merlino said the trial, led by Emergency Management Victoria (EMV), will guide the future use of night-time..

Andrew Katos Needs To Stand Up For Community Safety

Parts of the Greater Geelong region are not protected as they should be and efforts to modernise our fire services are being blocked by the Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos. Mr Katos’s reckless opposition to the Andrews Labor Government’s common-sense fire services reforms is..