Prescribed Burns Commenced In WA’s South West

As WA approaches the bushfire season, prescribed burns are underway in Perth’s surrounding areas and across the south-west region to protect communities. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has been taking advantage of favorable spring conditions to conduct the burns. Large burns on forest areas and smaller burns near towns can reduce the risk…

Forum To Be Held In October To Refine Bushfire Mitigation

By Stephanie Acevedo There will be an expanded Bushfire mitigation forum held in early October, after the success of last year’s inaugural Bushfire Mitigation Summit held by the McGowan government. This year’s forum will give stakeholders an open and collegiate environment to discuss how to deploy refined bushfire management in WA. Representatives from across the…

WA Government allocates $7.3 million to combat catastrophic bushfires

The Government will deliver a record $7.3 million in bushfire management funding assistance throughout Western Australia. A $5 million fund will be shared with 17 regional councils and agencies to physically address local bushfire threats. Meanwhile, $3.3 million will be assigned to regional councils in order to carry out 410 bushfire mitigation measures including planned…

Elderly Man Killed in Thornlie House Fire

A man and a child have died and a child in hospital following a house fire in Thornlie Last night. WA Police advised the Department of Fire and Emergency Services of the fire in Rushbrook Way at about 6:15pm and attended the scene. The fire was extinguished. A 69-year-old man and a four-year-old boy was…

WA Fire Risks Spike As Households Failing To Maintain Smoke Alarms

The State Government is encouraging households to prevent fire risks, with figures showing West Australians failed to maintenance smoke alarms at their properties. The Government says only 50% of properties where accident fires occurred has a working smoke alarm, with 75% West Australians unaware the need of testing and cleaning smoke alarms to ensure they…

Rural Emergency Services To Undergo Significant Reform

An $80 million commitment towards the rural fire division, as announced by Premier Mark McGowan, and Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan, will see enhanced bushfire preparedness and more support for fire fighters and volunteers across our state. Western Australia is renowned for bush fires, with the commitment also going towards bush fire mititgation, and long…

Man Chraged Over Two Alleged Arson Incidents

A man has been charged by Police after an extensive investigation by Strike Force Vulcan, alleging he lit up bushlands on two occasion in 2017 and 2018. The first incident happened on the 25th, December, 2017, where Police are alleging the man set alight a scrub on a vacant land on Gertrude Avenue in Camillo.…

Opposition Seeks Investigation Into Union Influence In Government

The Public Sector Commissioner is being urged by the Opposition to investigate the rights of the Union in having massive influence over the appointment of senior positions within the fire department. Tension has emerged after the recent resignation of the first female superintendent, Amanda Williamson, and has triggered the need for more women as firefighters…

Blaze Rips Through Bentley Shopping Centre

A fire at Bentley Plaza has caused damage worth about $2 million is being investigated by the arson squad. Police and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services were called to the shopping centre at around 1:30am, following reports of a structural fire at the shopping centre. The fire has caused $1.7 million dollars worth…