Rural communities are facing a shrinking volunteer base, as people either leave for better opportunities in cities or can no longer perform strenuous volunteering roles, writes Blythe McLennan.
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is committed to increasing gender diversity in its workforce, particularly in our fire management business, where the number of women involved has been traditionally low. This plan describes the objectives, priorities and actions to help achieve the vision....
The focus of performance reporting in this chapter is on emergency services for fire events. Descriptive information is included on emergency services for other events, with performance reporting to be developed for future Reports.
The Andrews Labor Government has introduced the Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2017 to among other things, restructure Victoria’s fire services.
A case of nepotism so blatant as to beggar belief has been uncovered at the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board by the Victorian Ombudsman.
This report, authored by Dr Peter Cotton, found that the issues uncovered in the review of firefighters in the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) are not dissimilar from the findings of other inquiries into emergency service organisations like the police or the ambulance service.
A former Emergency Services Minister in a Victorian Labor government is calling for a backflip on the controversial CFA/MFB dispute. Andre Haermeyer says the current government has given too much ground to the firefighters' union, and a new deal for paid firefighters risks public safety....
The January 2016 Waroona Fire caused significant damage, particularly to the town of Yarloop, and resulted in the tragic loss of life. The Government of Western Australia committed to managing bushfire-related risk and continuously improving the state’s capabilities to prevent, mitigate and respond to major...
Terms of Reference: Received from the Legislative Assembly on 23 December 2014:
That, under s 33 of the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003 , an inquiry into the CFA training college at Fiskville be referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Committee for consideration, inquiry...
Current emergency management reform is focused on working as one and achieving greater interoperability in the emergency management sector. The fire services must seize opportunities to work more closely with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES), and...