Type of entity
Legal Status Text
Authorized form of name
Other form(s) of name
Dates of existence
The Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) was established in 1999 under the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia Act 1998, in order to improve the coordination and planning of emergency services in Western Australia. It brought together the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS), the State Emergency Service (SES), the Bush Fire Service (BFS), Emergency Management Services (EMS) and Volunteer Marine Rescue Services (VMRS) under the auspices of one chief executive officer and one board of management. Volunteer Emergency Service units and Volunteer Fire Service units were subsequently added to the FESA family of services.
FESA also had responsibility for administering State resources to the metropolitan sea rescue groups and the service level agreement for Surf Life Saving Western Australia’s volunteer rescue operations.
The Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia (FESA) was restructured to form the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) on 1 November 2012.