Murray-Wellington MP Murray Cowper and the Association of Volunteer Bushfire Brigades have welcomed the State Government's adoption of the points raised in the Ferguson Inquiry into the Yarloop bushfires, but issue has been raised over whether or not the proposed Rural Fire Service will be fully independent.
The Liberal National Government will support all 17 recommendations of the Special Inquiry into the January 2016 Waroona Fire by Euan Ferguson AFSM, including the implementation of a Rural Fire Service, Premier Colin Barnett said today.
Murray-Wellington MP Murray Cowper has hit out at what he describes as an organised effort to discredit rural volunteer firefighters in the wake of the Ferguson Report.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has undertaken new updates to WA's bushfire prone areas with the aim of limiting the danger of future fires.
A Bill currently being read in state parliament will provide work coverage for WA volunteer firefighters who contract cancer.