Volunteer firefighters with the Hoppers Crossing CFA will remain at their current station, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, delivering a major boost to the four-decade old brigade. Minister for Emergency Services Minister James Merlino today announced the site will remain on Derrimut Road, a..
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Victorian emergency management personnel responding to wildfires in the United States will be welcomed home today. Seventeen Victorians from CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria (Parks Victoria and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning) are returning to Melbourne after a 37-day deployment. Victorian personnel..
The Andrews Labor Government will give communities a voice to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the 2009 Victorian bushfires in their own way, with funding to be provided for anniversary activities. The catastrophic 2009 bushfires devastated the state, with 173 people losing their lives in..
Shepparton will have a brand-new fire station at Karibok Park, with Greater Shepparton City Council reaching agreement for the CFA to use the site. A $12.66 million station for the area was funded by the Andrews Labor Government to improve service delivery in the community…
Victoria’s resilience to natural disasters will be boosted by $9.1 million in joint Commonwealth and Victorian Government funding. Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Angus Taylor, who has responsibility for Commonwealth disaster assistance, said the funding is part of the jointly funded Commonwealth-State National..
Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced the appointment of Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp APM as the state’s new Emergency Management Commissioner. Mr Crisp has almost 40 years experience in policing roles across regional and metropolitan Victoria and overseas, including key emergency..
A new fire station will be constructed in Selby delivering a major boost to emergency services in the Dandenong Ranges thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited the volunteer Selby Fire Brigade today to announce the ageing station on..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..