Topic: "emergency services"
CFA volunteers in MONBULK will share in more than $9.3 million in grants for the equipment, trucks, and facilities they need to keep Victorians safe. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the recipients of the 2016-17 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program. Under the program, the..
Emergency services volunteers around the state will share in almost $13 million in Andrews Labor Government grants to buy new equipment. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced the recipients of the 2016-17 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program. Mr Merlino joined Member for Bendigo..
Volunteers, nippers, clubs and trainers have been recognised at Life Saving Victoria’s annual Awards of Excellence dinner. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino presented the awards on Saturday night, and congratulated Life Saving Victoria’s 31,000 volunteers on their commitment and dedication to keeping Victorians safe..
Two of the world’s biggest firefighting aircraft will be back in Victoria this summer to support our fire fighters and keep communities safe from bushfires. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $11.1 million..
The Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) has developed a three-year plan to build disaster resilience in Victorian communities. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today launched the VICSES Community Resilience Strategy at the Warrnambool SES headquarters. It’s the first strategy of its kind for any..
The Government can confirm that the CFA Chief Fire Officer Joe Buffone has tendered his resignation to the CFA. Mr Buffone’s decision to resign was his and his alone. Since becoming Minister for Emergency Services, I have both privately and publicly expressed my confidence in..
Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today praised the firefighters at Morwell and Traralgon fire brigades for their critical work protecting their communities. Visiting the stations today, Mr Merlino was encouraged to see it was business as usual at the integrated brigades, which have a..
The Government welcomes the lifting of the Supreme Court injunction. Since the Government’s unanimous decision to end this dispute, I have been visiting brigades around the state, including in Mildura, Bendigo, Lancefield and Whittlesea. It is clear that firefighters are sick of being used as..
A new board of the Country Fire Authority has today been appointed to deliver reforms that the organisation needs to keep Victoria safe. The new board will be chaired by Mr Greg Smith AM, with Ms Michelle McLean to serve as deputy chair. The other..
Ms Lucinda Nolan has advised me of her intention to resign as Chief Executive Officer of the Country Fire Authority. Prior to joining the CFA in November 2015, Ms Nolan served the Victoria Police for more than 30 years, holding positions as Deputy Commissioner, Strategy..
The Andrews Labor Government will establish a Country Fire Authority Performance and Policy Consultative Committee, uniting career firefighters, volunteers and management to improve the CFA’s performance and culture. The CFA Committee will be modelled on the Ambulance Performance and Policy Consultative Committee established in the..
This evening I have advised the CFA board that the Government has begun proceedings to dismiss it. Earlier today I communicated to the board the Government’s unanimous acceptance of an agreement as recommended by the Fair Work Commission. I outlined additional safeguards that have been..
A new light tanker will boost Clematis Fire Brigade’s fire fighting capacity this bushfire season, thanks to funding from the Victorian Government. Deputy Premier and Member for Monbulk James Merlino presented the brigade’s captain with the keys to the new tanker at a ceremony today,..
The Silvan Fire Brigade is better equipped to respond to their next emergency with the official opening of their new station. The Member for Monbulk and Deputy Premier, James Merlino, opened the new facility on behalf of the Minister for Emergency Services Jane Garrett…
CFA stations in the fire-affected areas of Monbulk may miss out on much-needed upgrades, with the Baillieu-Ryan Government failing to provide enough money to undertake this important work.