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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..

Latest Fire Services Response Times Published Online

The release of fire-services response data for the December quarter has again showcased the great variance in response times across Victoria. This is the third set of data released by the MFB and CFA giving transparency to all Victorians to see how their own fire..

Latest CFA Response Times Released For Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government has today released the latest set of CFA response time data showing the Latrobe Valley region continues to struggle to respond to emergency incidents. As a result, an additional 20 career firefighters will be deployed to Moe and surrounding areas by..


The Andrews Labor Government is providing government schools with the tools and resources they need to tackle bullying, improve the mental health of students and help them achieve their best in the classroom. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the Victorian Anti Bullying and..


FUNDING BOOST TO KEEP OUR STUDENTS SAFE ONLINE Thousands more Victorian students will be taught how to stay safe online with the rollout of the successful cyber-safety eSmart program to every school in the state, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government…

New Firefighter Recruitment Campaign Launched

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new campaign to significantly boost Victoria’s career firefighting numbers – particularly focused on recruiting women. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino joined Victoria’s fire-services chiefs today to officially launch the recruitment drive, which is part of the Labor..