New ru­ral fire divi­sion cre­ated

Pinjarra Murray Times - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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