Category: Minister for Emergency Services

Get Prepared During Fire Action Week

Victorians are being urged to prepare early for the upcoming summer-fire season, with Fire Action Week starting on Sunday. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio officially launched the week of action today, alongside Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp and senior fire officers. Fire agencies have […]

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Funding For Bushfire-Recovery Assistance

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more than $4.3 million to support projects that are helping communities recover from major bushfires. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino announced today that as part of this funding boost, more than $2.6 million will be invested in long-term recovery activities in the Barwon South West region, following the […]

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Future Assured For Hoppers Crossing Fire Station

Volunteer firefighters with the Hoppers Crossing CFA will remain at their current station, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, delivering a major boost to the four-decade old brigade. Minister for Emergency Services Minister James Merlino today announced the site will remain on Derrimut Road, a decision which was strongly backed by volunteers and the wider […]

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Victorian Emergency Workers Return From Devastating US Fires

Victorian emergency management personnel responding to wildfires in the United States will be welcomed home today. Seventeen Victorians from CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria (Parks Victoria and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning) are returning to Melbourne after a 37-day deployment. Victorian personnel were joined by crews from New South Wales, Queensland and […]

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Marking The 2009 Victorian Bushfires 10 Year Anniversary

The Andrews Labor Government will give communities a voice to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the 2009 Victorian bushfires in their own way, with funding to be provided for anniversary activities. The catastrophic 2009 bushfires devastated the state, with 173 people losing their lives in the tragedy. Many more were injured and lost their homes, […]

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New Shepparton Fire Station A Reality

Shepparton will have a brand-new fire station at Karibok Park, with Greater Shepparton City Council reaching agreement for the CFA to use the site. A $12.66 million station for the area was funded by the Andrews Labor Government to improve service delivery in the community. The new location will give Shepparton Fire Brigade more modern […]

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Funding boost for natural disaster resilience in Victoria

Victoria’s resilience to natural disasters will be boosted by $9.1 million in joint Commonwealth and Victorian Government funding. Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Angus Taylor, who has responsibility for Commonwealth disaster assistance, said the funding is part of the jointly funded Commonwealth-State National Partnership Agreement (NPA) on Natural Disaster Resilience. “This agreement allows […]

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New Emergency Management Commissioner Appointed

Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced the appointment of Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp APM as the state’s new Emergency Management Commissioner. Mr Crisp has almost 40 years experience in policing roles across regional and metropolitan Victoria and overseas, including key emergency management leadership positions. He also brings to the role strong […]

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New Fire Station Announced For Selby Volunteers

A new fire station will be constructed in Selby delivering a major boost to emergency services in the Dandenong Ranges thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited the volunteer Selby Fire Brigade today to announce the ageing station on Belgrave-Gembrook Rd will be replaced with a state-of-the-art, three-bay facility […]

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Victorians To Assist USA Firefighting Effort

Victorian firefighting personnel will form part of the Australasian deployment to the United States to help respond to the destructive and devastating fires burning along the west coast. A formal request for 188 Australian and New Zealand personnel has been received by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council’s (AFAC’s) National Resource Sharing Centre, […]

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