NOTE: The association is extremely proud to have secured the outcome announced today by Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA.

It is a wonderful example of the many very positive outcomes the association has achieved for our incredible members over the years. We recognise that there simply hasn’t been enough of those good-news stories published and we are actively working on doing things differently so members have greater visibility of all the work that happens behind the scenes.

For some of the background to the work we did to secure this very positive outcome for all, click here.

The Minister’s media statement below:

  • 828 Automated External Defibrillators (AED) distributed to bush fire brigades and State Emergency Service units
  • $1.4 million investment in life-saving devices funded through the Emergency Services Levy
  • New devices are carried in emergency response vehicles, fire appliances, and SES flood boats

Emergency services volunteers throughout Western Australia now have access to more life-saving equipment with the distribution of 828 Automated External Defibrillators to bush fire brigades and State Emergency Service units.

The new devices, which have been funded with $1.4 million from the Emergency Services Levy, have been fitted to fire appliances, and SES utility vehicles and flood boats.

The portable AED devices are simple to use and can save someone’s life during a cardiac arrest. Volunteers have been trained in how to use them.

Local governments assisted with the rollout of the devices to their bush fire brigades and SES units.

Department of Fire and Emergency Services brigades, groups and units also carry AED devices.

Comments attributed to Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan:

“By providing our State’s bush fire brigades and SES units with these Automated External Defibrillator devices, we are increasing the level of emergency support available for our communities.

“These devices, which have been funded by $1.4 million from the ESL, could save the life of someone who is involved in an emergency event or even a volunteer themselves who find themselves in trouble during a stressful situation.

“I would like to thank the various local governments that have assisted with the rollout of these devices to their bush fire brigades and SES units.”