DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND
EMERGENCY SERVICES — OPERATIONAL FLEET PROJECT
509. Hon RICK MAZZA to the minister representing the
Minister for Emergency Services:
I refer to today's Farm
Weekly article, ''Features to improve firefighting safety'',
which says trials of modified firefighting trucks with extra safety features,
via the operational fleet project, began this week at the Esperance volunteer
fire brigades to improve their ability to respond to difficult-to-reach areas.
(1) How long has the operational
fleet project been operational?
(2) What funding is available for
(3) If the
Esperance trial is successful, what other Western Australian volunteer fire
brigades could be given access to modified firefighting trucks with extra
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by
the Minister for Emergency Services.
(1) The operational fleet project
has been operational since September 2018.
(2) Department of Fire and Emergency Services'
capital funding through the asset investment program budget.
(3) The safety
and operational needs of emergency services personnel is at the forefront of
the operational fleet project. Decisions on how to best apply the findings of
the trial will occur after the trial has been completed and evaluated.