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Backing Our SES Volunteers In Emerald

Some of the busiest State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers in the state, Emerald SES, will soon have a brand new unit, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited Emerald SES to announce $1.8 million to build the new..

Funding Boost For Shepparton CFA Volunteers

CFA volunteers in the Greater Shepparton region will receive a $125,000 funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited the Mooroopna CFA fire station to congratulate volunteers on their successful grants under the $15 million Emergency Services..

New South Warrandyte Fire Station Opens

A new fire station for South Warrandyte was officially opened by Emergency Services Minister James Merlino today. With improved facilities and more space, the South Warrandyte Fire Brigade is well equipped to continue keeping this community safe. The new $6.8m building is staffed 24 hours..

Ballarat Emergency Volunteers $122,000 Funding Boost

Emergency services volunteers in Ballarat are receiving a $122,000 funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight today visited the Ballarat Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) unit to congratulate volunteers on their successful grants..

Demolition Works Pave Way For Brand New CFA Station

Edithvale is a step closer to receiving a new CFA station, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson today donned their hard hats for a tour of the site, which will be transformed into..

Moe And Morwell Volunteers Receive $30,000 Boost

Emergency service volunteers in Moe and Morwell are receiving a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Moe’s Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) unit to congratulate volunteers on their successful..

Breaking Ground For Bigger, Better Wattle Glen Station

The Wattle Glen CFA fire station is receiving a $500,000 upgrade thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green were on site today to turn the first sod to mark the start of construction…

First Round Of Emergency Volunteer Grants Announced

Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino, Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke and Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny recently visited the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard’s Frankston Flotilla to congratulate successful..

Emergency Workers Receive Australia Day Honours

Twelve Victorian emergency service members have made the 2017 Australia Day Honours List for their dedicated service to the people of Victoria. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today congratulated the staff and volunteers receiving the..

New App To Put People First During Emergencies

Whether it’s a flood, fire, storm, earthquake, tsunami or shark sighting, Victorians can now receive warnings for all emergencies through a single mobile phone app and phone number. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today launched the new VicEmergency app and new VicEmergency Hotline –..

Support For Mildura Residents After Freak Storm

Residents in Mildura and the wider Mallee region are being urged to take advantage of emergency relief assistance available to individuals and families affected by Friday’s freak storm. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited Mildura and Merbein to thank emergency service staff and..

Victoria To Benefit From Bushfire Mitigation Boost

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Deputy Premier James Merlino today announced $850,000 in funding for projects that will enhance bushfire mitigation in Victoria. Mr Keenan said the funding will be provided under the Commonwealth’s $15 million National Bushfire Mitigation Programme to better prepare..

New Fire Trucks Rolled Out In Time For Summer

Firefighters at CFA brigades around the state will have new heavy tankers and trucks to better protect Victorians in the coming fire season, thanks to a $33.5 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited Sunshine North manufacturer,..

Recognising Excellence In Victorian Schools

A Warrnambool teacher with a passion for improving children’s wellbeing has taken out the top gong at the 2016 Victorian Education Excellence Awards. The awards recognise outstanding principals, teachers, business managers and school support staff from Victorian government schools. Minister for Education James Merlino presented..

Additional Disaster Assistance For Mildura And Knox Councils

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced that additional disaster assistance has been activated for Knox and Mildura City Councils in response to the ongoing floods and recent storms. Minister Keenan said assistance is being provided through..

More Fire Recovery Support For Barnawartha

Barnawartha residents are being given extra support to recover from last year’s devastating bushfire. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced $60,000 to extend the role of Indigo Shire Council’s Recovery Support Officer until December, 2017. The Recovery Support Officer has played a vital..

Making Our Emergency Services More Diverse

More women and people from non-English speaking backgrounds are being encouraged to join our emergency services. The Andrews Labor Government today released the Emergency Management Diversity and Inclusion Framework: Respect and Inclusion for All. The framework outlines what needs to be done across Victoria’s emergency..