DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND
EMERGENCY SERVICES — COMMUNICATIONS CENTRE
50. Hon RICK MAZZA to the minister representing the
Minister for Emergency Services:
I refer to fire-related incidents
called through to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services'
communications centre, known as Comcen, on the 000 number.
(1) Can a breakdown
be given of how many fire-related incidents on state land have been notified to
Comcen over the last five years?
(2) Can a breakdown
be given of how many of these incidents over the last five years were tasked to
the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, formerly the
Department of Parks and Wildlife, as the primary responder?
(3) How many of
these incidents were attended by Department of Fire and Emergency Services
(4) Has there
been a policy change as to which department is called out as the primary
responder to bushfire-related incidents?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for some
notice of this question.
Given the detail required, the
information is unable to be provided in the time frame available. I ask the
member to place this question on notice. I indicate to the member that I will
see whether there is a way in which we can get an answer for him for some time