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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..

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..

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..

Statement From The Minister For Emergency Services

We welcome today’s decision of the MFB Board to support a new workplace agreement for its firefighters. Our firefighters make an enormous contribution to keeping our community safe. They deserve to be supported  and respected with the security of a workplace agreement. This industrial uncertainty..

$13 Million Boost For Victoria’s Emergency Volunteers

Emergency services volunteers across the state will share in $13 million in grants to help them keep Victorian communities safe, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited the Stawell SES unit today to announce the outcome of the..

Brand New Home For Northcote SES

Northcote SES volunteers will swap their flood-prone base for a modern operational hub, thanks to $3 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino joined Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today to announce the Northcote unit will relocate to..

Fire Services Response Data Published For The First Time

The Andrews Labor Government today welcomed the publication of fire services response data for the first time. Data from both the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and the Country Fire Authority will now be published every quarter – starting today – as part of the Labor Government’s..

Fire Action Week: Stay Safe This Fire Season

Victoria’s firefighters are getting the support they need to keep the community safe this fire season, with Fire Action Week kicking off today. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino joined Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today to launch the annual fire-planning..

Funding Boost For Kyneton CFA Firefighters

CFA brigades in Kyneton and surrounding areas have received a $110,000 funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government to help them protect local communities. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the Kyneton Fire Station to switch on..

Moving Forward With Fire Services Reform

The Andrews Labor Government supports all substantive recommendations of the Select Committee Inquiry into fire services reforms and will act on all concerns raised by the Inquiry. The  Government response to the Select Committee Inquiry was tabled today and accepts or accepts-in-principle nine of the..