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…

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe fired two days before retirement

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has fired Andrew McCabe from his former position as FBI Deputy Director, just two days before he was eligible to retire. Mr McCabe, who would have been eligible to retire on his 50th birthday in two days, was heavily involved in the investigations into Hillary Clinton and Russia’s role in…

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.…

Help Wanted Over Doubleview House Fire

Arson Squad Detectives are calling for public help over a fire at a Doubleview home in late January. Emergency services were called to the home on Holbeck Street around 4:15am on 28 January, after the occupant was woken up by a neighbour who noticed the fire. The fire is believed to have been started in…

Teenagers Wanted Over Coogee Scrub Fire

Detectives are investigating a deliberate scrub fire that occurred late in January. Emergency services were called to the fire at the Rotary Lookout on King Street in Coogee around 7:40pm on Saturday 20 January. The fire was close to homes and had the potential to threaten homes and lives. The Arson Squad’s Strike Force Vulcan…

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…

California fires claim 36 lives

36 people have died and 5,700 structures have been destroyed so far in one of the deadliest wildfires in Californian history. There are multiple blazes going covering a combined area of more than 185,000 acres across the state. With winds of up to 100 kilometres per hour and humidity at just 10 per cent the…

Fire Truck Stolen Putting ‘Community at Risk’

A fire brigade ute has been stolen from a volunteer bush fire brigade, with fire fighting equipment stripped and dumped. Pemberton Police said the Toyota Landcruiser utility was stolen from the Springfield Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade’s shed on the corner of Vasse Highway and Green Road at 2:00am on Sunday morning. Items were also stolen…