Category: Minister for Emergency Services

Former Eltham Fire Station To Re-Open

The former Eltham Fire Station will re-open, thanks to a $500,000 facility upgrade. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Eltham Vicki Ward visited the site in Main Road today, to announce the station will be restored to operational capability for volunteers. Today’s announcement means the Eltham community will be protected by two […]

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Australia First Night Firebombing To Keep Victorians Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victoria’s summer firefighting armoury another big boost, with aerial night-vision technology set to become a permanent, statewide resource. Acting Minister for Emergency Services Gayle Tierney today announced after-dark water bombing would be rolled out in time for next summer’s fire season. It’s another example Victoria is one of the […]

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Drivers Urged To Stay Safe On The Roads This Easter

Victorians heading away for the Easter long weekend are reminded to slow down, stick to the speed limit and take regular breaks to ensure they stay safe on the roads. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Minister for Road Safety Luke Donnellan today joined Victoria State Emergency Service volunteers to launch the annual Driver […]

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Bushfire Disaster Assistance For Victorian Communities

Disaster assistance has been extended to Victorian communities affected by the bushfires in the south west of the state. Assistance for the local government areas of Colac-Otway, Corangamite, Moyne and Southern Grampians is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Angus […]

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Emerald SES Unit To Relocate To Bigger And Better Site

A new headquarters will be built for one of the state’s busiest Victoria State Emergency Services units, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited Emerald today to announce the Emerald SES unit will relocate to a new, fit-for-purpose site on Belgrave-Gembrook Rd. Construction of the building is […]

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Memorial To Honour Emergency Management Personnel

Treasury Gardens will be home to a new Victorian Emergency Services Memorial commemorating those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting Victorian communities. Emergency Services Minister James Merlino, Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister Lily D’Ambrosio and City of Melbourne Acting Lord Mayor Arron Wood today announced the site for the new memorial, which […]

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New Fire Station For Ararat

A new fire station will be built in Ararat thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, delivering a major boost to one of the state’s oldest brigades. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited Ararat today to announce the state-of-the-art station will be funded as part of a $60 million state-wide investment in firefighting facilities, training […]

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Victoria Launches Night Time Trial Of Firefighting Aircraft

In an Australian first, aircraft will take to the sky at night to test the use of night-vision technology to drop water on fires. Emergency Services Minister James Merlino said the trial, led by Emergency Management Victoria (EMV), will guide the future use of night-time aerial firefighting in this state. The trial will be based […]

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Andrew Katos Needs To Stand Up For Community Safety

Parts of the Greater Geelong region are not protected as they should be and efforts to modernise our fire services are being blocked by the Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos. Mr Katos’s reckless opposition to the Andrews Labor Government’s common-sense fire services reforms is putting lives across the region at risk. Media reports have […]

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Latest CFA Response Times Released For Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government has today released the latest set of CFA response time data showing the Latrobe Valley region continues to struggle to respond to emergency incidents. As a result, an additional 20 career firefighters will be deployed to Moe and surrounding areas by the end of 2018, ensuring 24-hour protection for local communities. […]

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