ESA celebrates one year of inaction.

Thumper 1 July 2005 4

No link yet I’m afraid but apparently the ESA, formerly the ESB, celebrates its one year anniversary today. In this time they have, alledgedly, increased the Urban Firies by 35, increased Ambos by 15 or so, trained another mob of Bushie Firies, and had some SES people qulaified to CertIII level in rescue. Oh, and a new radio system which really isn’t much better than the old one.

They have not, however, moved from their dump at Curtin and from listening to Da Commissioner, Peter Dunne, will not be moving at any stage in the near future.

In my SES role I can point out a miriad of things that have and have not happened. Given that, what differences do you, the general public, see?

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4 Responses to ESA celebrates one year of inaction.
RandomGit RandomGit 10:07 am 01 Jul 05

Until everything goes to shit, nothing.

Thumper Thumper 10:25 am 01 Jul 05

I should add that Peter Dunne is a bloke who does know whats going on. However, I think he’s a tad hamstrung by the relevant MLA.

Thumper Thumper 10:29 am 01 Jul 05


exactly…. Lets hope it doesn’t all go pear shaped again. Last time was scary enough….

bulldog bulldog 12:43 pm 01 Jul 05

Twas scary Thumper.

But the problems lie in the beaurocracy. Mike Castle was hunted out of the ESB to make room for an ex-military man (Dunne).

The problem in doing this is that the ESA has now had a major restructure, effectively creating a divide between the ‘corps’. Furthermore, Dunne made room for lots of his ADF buddies in the senior level, at the cost of genuine paramedics, firefighters and comm’s officers, thus losing years of experience.

This new mentality of everyone trying to push their own barrow (so aptly pointed out by Thumper in SES)is creating big problems.

I suggest a lot of the disorganisation might be caused at this level, but I could be wrong (it happened once in ’98).

Here’s hoping we don’t have another ‘scary’ moment in the near future.

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