New rural fire division created
A NEW rural fire division in the Department of Fire and Emergency Services is expected to deliver an unprecedented level of mitigation investment and strengthen community safety.
Mandurah MLA David Templeman said the new division, which addressed issues raised in the Waroona Bushfire Special Enquiry, would bring the best in bushfire management together and spread the knowledge among Mandurah and Peel volunteers at a local level.
The division would also give volunteers a chance to have greater input in training and bushfire management, which recognised the expertise and experience of Mandurah and Peel volunteers.
Mr Templeman said the rural fire division had been well thought through and would not change how local bush fire brigades worked with local government.