Category: Minister for Emergency Services

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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$10 Million In Grants Available For Emergency Volunteers

Emergency management volunteers are sharing in $10 million of grants, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to fund the training, equipment and facilities needed to keep communities safe. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino announced today that applications are open for the 2018-19 Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability grants program. The program, which is funded through […]

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Funding Boost For Marine Search And Rescue Volunteers

Marine Search and Rescue volunteers in Melbourne’s south are receiving new vessels and engines, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s record $11.3 million investment in the sector. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited the Frankston Volunteer Coast Guard today to announce a range of funding commitments for Frankston and Carrum volunteers. Mr Merlino […]

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CFA Volunteers To Benefit From $5 Million In Grants

Volunteer firefighters are sharing in more than $5 million in grants, thanks to a new Andrews Labor Government-funded program. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced there are almost 250 successful applications in the first round of the CFA’s Enhancing Volunteerism Grants Program. The grants will provide volunteer firefighters with a welcome boost, supporting […]

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Wear Orange To Show Support For SES Volunteers

Victorians are wearing orange today to show their support for the dedicated women and men who volunteer with the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES). Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino said Wear Orange Wednesday was the perfect opportunity to say thank you to the VICSES volunteer members, who selflessly don their orange overalls and respond […]

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Latest Fire Services Response Times Published Online

The response times of Victoria’s fire services varies widely across the state according to the latest data for the March quarter released by CFA and MFB The data is now released every quarter giving further transparency to all Victorians to see how their own fire services meets their communities needs. Figures for January-March, which are […]

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Budget Boost For Wonthaggi SES Volunteers

A significant step towards new Victoria State Emergency Service facilities in Wonthaggi has been taken thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited Wonthaggi today to announce the Victorian Budget 2018/19 provided $2 million for VICSES to acquire new land for the Wonthaggi unit. The funding will enable […]

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