Category: Minister for Emergency Services

New Fire Stations For Truganina And Wyndham Vale

The Andrews Labor Government will secure permanent homes for CFA branches in two of Melbourne’s fastest growing outer suburbs. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced $7.5 million in funding to acquire land and build permanent, modern fire stations for the Truganina and Wyndham Vale fire brigades. The funding will be split between the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services, Western Metropolitan Region

$91,000 For Country Fire Authority Brigades In Western Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $91,000 in grants for new equipment and upgrades at Country Fire Authority (CFA) brigades in Willaura, Wickliffe, Pomonal and the Westmere Group. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited the Willaura Fire Station to congratulate volunteers on their successful application under the $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services, Western Victoria Region

CFA Graduates Ready To Protect Victorians

The next batch of CFA recruits are ready to help keep Victorians safe. Emergency Services Minister James Merlino today congratulated thirty new career firefighters at a graduation ceremony at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre in Craigieburn. The awards ceremony is the culmination of an intensive 19-week course that began in February this year. The […]

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$13,000 Funding Boost For Montrose CFA Volunteers

Montrose CFA volunteers will receive a funding boost of more than $13,000 for a new Health and Wellbeing Fitness Area, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited the Montrose CFA Fire Station to congratulate volunteers on their successful application under the $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability grants program. […]

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Funding Boost For Emergency Volunteers

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting funding for local emergency service volunteers across Victoria. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited the Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club – one of hundreds of volunteer organisations to receive funding through the latest round of the Labor Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability (ESVS) grants program. […]

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Victoria’s Brave Triple Zero Stars Celebrated

Fifty-one brave young Victorians have been honoured today for their heroic and life-saving actions in the face of an emergency at the 13th annual Junior Triple Zero Hero Awards. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino attended the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) awards to congratulate the children, aged between five and 16, for keeping calm […]

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Battin Censured: Time For Shadow Minister To Go

The Victorian Parliament has today censured the embattled Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin for his disgraceful comments denigrating the service of Black Saturday firefighters. Mr Battin has refused to make a personal explanation for the dishonest and offensive remarks he made to the Parliament on 10 May 2017, when he said: “When we […]

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Delivering Firefighters Cancer Compensation

The Andrews Labor Government is legislating to provide presumptive rights to cancer compensation for both career and volunteer firefighters along with delivering other changes to build modern fire services for a growing Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews and Deputy Premier James Merlino were joined by firefighters who fought on Black Saturday as the Labor Government introduces […]

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Matthew Guy Continues Liberal Lies On Firefighters

Liberal Leader Matthew Guy has once again been caught out telling lies as he continues his dishonest campaign of using our hardworking firefighters as political footballs. Standing with embattled Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin, just days after he’d made disgraceful slurs against Black Saturday firefighters, Matthew Guy claimed volunteer firefighter numbers in NSW […]

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No More Excuses – Matthew Guy Must Sack Brad Battin

Liberal Leader Matthew Guy has run out of time and excuses and must sack his Shadow Minister for Emergency Services as he continues to slur Black Saturday firefighters. In Parliament last week, Brad Battin incorrectly and disgracefully claimed that career firefighters took five and a half hours to respond to the Black Saturday bushfires, which claimed 173 […]

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