Media Statements

For Portfolio: Emergency Services

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

13/06/2022

Buti

Emergency Services; Volunteering

WA emergency services personnel recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

26/05/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Changing of the guard with first female Deputy Commissioner appointed to Department of Fire and Emergency Services

25/05/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Rescue Helicopter Service propelled to new heights

18/05/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

State Emergency Service units receive new utility vehicles on ‘Wear Orange Wednesday’

17/05/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Wear orange on Wednesday to thank the SES

12/05/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Major boost to Western Australia's emergency services

10/05/2022

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Emergency Services

Bill introduced to provide certainty on COVID-19 response measures

1/05/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Fallen heroes’ legacy set in stone

30/04/2022

Templeman; Dawson

Sport and Recreation; Emergency Services

Northampton celebrates road to recovery with Festival of Footy

29/04/2022

Whitby; Dawson

Environment; Emergency Services

Celebrating 50 years of bushfire aerial detection

28/04/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for flood-affected communities in WA’s Pilbara

19/04/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

First locally based Large Air Tanker to fight WA bushfires

9/04/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Great Southern volunteers armed with new firefighting equipment

7/04/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

WA continues to support NSW flood victims with emergency support

6/04/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Mobile worker accommodation rolls out for Seroja recovery

30/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

WA sends another team to assist with flooding response

29/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Independent Wooroloo Bushfire review recommendations released

26/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

SES Mounted Section bids farewell after 35 years of service

24/03/2022

Dawson; MacTiernan

Emergency Services; Regional Development

First ever District Recovery Coordinator appointed to Wheatbelt following catastrophic bushfires

23/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following severe bushfire in WA’s South-West

23/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for farming communities in WA’s Wheatbelt

16/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for flood-affected communities in WA’s Kimberley

11/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

World-class firefighting vehicles give Esperance brigades new edge

9/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

SES volunteers step up to assist flood-affected NSW

7/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Two more WA Emergency Services teams deployed to NSW to help communities devastated by floods

4/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Western Australian Emergency Services team to help NSW flooding response

4/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

New marine rescue vessel pays homage to local history

2/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Funding boost to reduce disaster risk for WA communities

22/02/2022

Dawson

Volunteering; Emergency Services

Volunteering WA online presence to be boosted

18/02/2022

Dawson; Johnston; Kelly

Emergency Services; Energy; Water

Financial relief for bushfire-affected Western Australians

19/01/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

International recognition for DFES staff and volunteers

18/01/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Western Australians pick names for Black Hawk helicopters

13/01/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Two new Bushfire Brigade stations for the South-West

12/01/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Multi-million dollar investment for Northampton emergency service volunteers

22/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Temporary accommodation for WA workers rebuilding homes and structures damaged by Cyclone Seroja

17/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

New generation of firefighters step up for summer

16/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

WA responds to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

15/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Next generation rescue helicopters to take to the skies

15/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

App updates make it easier to create a bushfire plan

9/12/2021

Ellery; Whitby

Education and Training; Emergency Services

Apprenticeship grants to help rebuild disaster hit communities

9/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - More than $2 million to bolster disaster risk reduction in Western Australia

7/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Making waves! New rescue boat for Canning-South Perth SES

5/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Rapid response water bombers boost firefighting capacity during harvest

24/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Construction begins on $3 million Albany State Emergency Service facility

23/11/2021

Papalia; Whitby

Police; Emergency Services

Firebugs on notice ahead of summer as Police Strike Force formed

23/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

More than $2.8 million for high bushfire risk areas

17/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

$140 million investment in new emergency services fleet

16/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Topping up capacity for bushfire response in regional WA

12/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Employers in the State’s south supporting emergency services volunteers

10/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Recovery and Resilience Grants open for insured properties damaged by Severe Tropical Cyclone Seroja

5/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Employers leading the way in supporting emergency services

29/10/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for South-West WA local governments hit hard by July storms

26/10/2021

Whitby

Small Business; Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Cyclone-impacted small businesses in WA get help to rebuild

22/10/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

$13.4 million Collie emergency services hub unveiled

20/10/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

New Bill to extend timeframe for COVID-19 response measures

15/10/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

State Recovery Controller for Wooroloo bushfire recognised

17/09/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Record number of emergency service fuel cards help power volunteering efforts

14/09/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Residential clean-up a milestone for Wooroloo bushfire recovery

12/09/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Emergency services personnel recognised for excellence

10/09/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Deadline extended for Wooroloo Bushfire inquiry submissions

9/09/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

$281.8 million State Budget boost for emergency services

8/09/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

$38.4 million firefighting package to boost frontline services

30/08/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following flooding in the Gascoyne and Murchison regions of Western Australia

20/08/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Submissions open for inquiry into Wooroloo Bushfire

13/08/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Inquiry into devastating Wooroloo Bushfire

9/08/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Initiatives for building resilience against disasters recognised

4/08/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Wooroloo bushfire recovery six months on

29/07/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Record $104.5 million for cyclone-affected communities

26/07/2021

Whitby; Sanderson

Emergency Services; Environment

WA firefighters head to Canada to help battle wildfire disaster

23/07/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

New career firefighters ready to step up for winter

21/07/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Caravans deployed to Tropical Cyclone Seroja affected residents

18/07/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Local governments share record $7.5 million to reduce bushfire risk

16/07/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for WA’s storm-affected Great Southern

7/07/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Boost for emergency services in local communities

30/06/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following Exmouth flooding

23/06/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

$2.2 million emergency services complex for Gingin

20/06/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

Help available for Cyclone Seroja devastated communities

4/06/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Baldivis volunteer firefighters benefit from new fire truck

3/06/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Eligible areas for Cyclone Seroja relief extended

28/05/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

New station marks next chapter for Bedfordale Bush Fire Brigade

28/05/2021

Sanderson; Whitby

Environment; Emergency Services

Western Australians turn their containers into $50,000 for fire, cyclone relief

27/05/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan; Whitby

Premier; Regional Development; Emergency Services

Applications for $4,000 Cyclone Seroja grants open

21/05/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

New $11 million fire station in Cockburn fully operational

19/05/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Expanded Support for Cyclone-Affected Communities

18/05/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Wear Orange Wednesday to thank the SES

9/05/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services; Small Business

Additional support for communities devastated by Cyclone Seroja

5/05/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

New Bill to extend timeframe for COVID-19 response measures

28/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following floods in Shire of Wiluna

22/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following Pilbara and Goldfields flooding

20/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Cyclone Seroja recovery efforts continue throughout disaster area

19/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Tom Price to benefit from new $4 million emergency services facility

17/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance extended to more communities impacted by severe tropical cyclone Seroja

17/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following WA flooding

15/04/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

Cyclone recovery efforts underway in Mid-West-Gascoyne region

15/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following severe tropical cyclone Seroja

29/03/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Kensington Fire Station operational ahead of schedule

25/02/2021

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - $18.1 million to support communities affected by the Wooroloo bushfire

9/02/2021

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following damaging tropical low

5/02/2021

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following Wooroloo bushfires

2/02/2021

Logan

Emergency Services

$47.5 million to build up to 300 new WA-built firefighting appliances