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Win For Firefighters And Community Safety

The Andrews Labor Government welcomes the decision of Volunteer Firefighter Brigades Victoria (VFBV) to withdraw proceedings against the CFA in the Supreme Court of Victoria. This means the enterprise agreement between the CFA and its workforce can now be put to a vote of career..

Additional Disaster Assistance For Storms In Victoria

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced the activation of disaster assistance for Victorians affected by storms in the Cardinia Shire area. Minister Keenan said assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and..

Fire Action Week Is The Right Time To Prepare

Victorians are being urged to prepare for the upcoming fire season with the launch of Fire Action Week. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio joined Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley and the state’s chief fire..

Disaster Assistance For Victorian Floods And Storms

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced that disaster assistance has been activated for nine new local government areas in response to the floods and storms that have been affecting Victoria. Minister Keenan said assistance is being..

New Plan To Protect Animals in Emergencies

The Andrews Labor Government today launched a new Emergency Animal Welfare Plan to protect animals during natural disasters. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford launched the Plan with Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley and Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Charles Milne at the State Control Centre in..

Additional Disaster Assistance Available For Victoria Following Floods

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced that additional disaster assistance has been activated for 12 new local government areas in response to floods affecting Victoria. Minister Keenan said the Australian and Victorian Governments are committed to..

$35 Million Boost For Emergency Service Volunteers

Emergency services volunteers will be able to get the equipment and facilities they need to keep communities safe, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s new volunteer grants program. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited Wattle Glen CFA to launch the new Emergency Services..

More Firies Responding To Heart Attacks To Help Save Lives

More firefighters will be helping paramedics save the lives of heart attack victims, with the Emergency Medical Response (EMR) Program starting today in five fire stations across Victoria. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy visited the Frankston Fire..

Disaster Assistance For Hindmarsh And Moira Communities

In this Media Release The Andrews Labor Government is working with the Commonwealth to provide additional disaster assistance for flood-affected communities in the Wimmera Assistance is available for people who are experiencing personal hardship, or for local councils to help with the costs of clean..

Disaster Assistance For Bendigo, Melton, And Warrnambool Communities

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Acting Victorian Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville today announced that additional disaster assistance has been activated for Bendigo, Melton, and Warrnambool City Councils in response to the September flooding. Minister Keenan said assistance is being provided through the..

Nulla Vale Community Celebrates Long-Time Firefighters

Six members of the Nulla Vale Fire Brigade with a combined service of 335 years have been recognised for their contribution to the CFA and their local community. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited the Nulla Vale Fire Station to award them CFA..

Recognising Victorians Who Make Our Communities Safer

Victorians who have helped their communities become safer and better prepared for emergencies have been recognised at the 2016 Resilient Australia Awards ceremony in Melbourne. The national awards recognise local projects that help communities become more resilient before, during and after natural disasters, such as..

Disaster Assistance For The Victorian Floods

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced a range of additional disaster assistance has been activated in response to recent flooding affecting parts of Victoria. Minister Keenan said assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural..

New Emergency Training Institute At Mount Macedon

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting training for Victorian emergency services with establishment of the Victorian Emergency Management Institute at Mount Macedon. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today toured the new institute, located at the site of the former Australian Emergency Management Institute. Former..

Disaster Assistance Grants Available For Flood Affected Southern Grampians

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced the activation of disaster assistance in response to recent floods that are affecting parts of Victoria. Minister Keenan said assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief..

Supporting Flood Affected Towns In Victoria’s South-West

Residents in the state’s south-west are being urged to avoid flood waters and keep up to date on the latest flood warnings with more rain forecast this week. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and VICSES Chief Officer Trevor White today visited Coleraine and Casterton..

Doors Open At New Healesville Ambulance Station

Paramedics in Healesville now have the facilities they need to quickly respond to local medical emergencies with the opening of a state-of-the-art ambulance station. Minister for Ambulance Services, Jill Hennessy, today officially opened the modern $1.2 million Healesville Ambulance Branch on Westmount Road. The new..