FIRE AND EMERGENCY
SERVICES — REPLACEMENT RESPONSE VEHICLES
1093. Hon COLIN de GRUSSA to the minister representing the
Minister for Emergency Services:
I refer to question on notice 1797,
asked on 19 February 2019, regarding the Department of Fire and Emergency
Services operational fleet project.
(1) Has this program replaced the
future fleet program?
consultation has been undertaken with emergency service groups to ascertain the
most appropriate replacement vehicles for each brigade, group or unit?
opportunity is there for individual Volunteer Emergency Service groups to
provide feedback or recommendations into the most appropriate replacement
vehicles for their circumstances?
(4) What is the implementation time
frame for the operational fleet project?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
has been extensive and has involved the formation of project advisory teams
whose members work collaboratively to ensure that the operating requirements of
the relevant services are incorporated into conceptual design, detailed design
and first-of-type evaluation and trials. The project governance structure
includes a project board, with membership from all emergency service groups.
operational fleet project is using the design and delivery model that enhances
stakeholder engagement and provides a mechanism for volunteers to offer
feedback. It also streamlines the process to deliver the design,
specifications, first-of-type and build contracts for the DFES operational
fleet. In-service vehicles are also being evaluated by volunteer brigades,
groups and units through this project.
(4) The operational fleet project
will close on 20 December 2019.