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Question Without Notice No. 50 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 February 2019 by Hon Rick Mazza

Minister responding: Hon F.M. Logan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 14 February 2019

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 personnel?

(4) Has there been a policy change as to which department is called out as the primary responder to bushfire-related incidents?

Hon 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 next week.