Emergency Services - Liberal Democrats WA

Emergency Services

As Liberal Democrats, we acknowledge that the provision of a fire service is one of the legitimate roles of State government.

Ambulance services across Australia have traditionally been provided by private bodies, such as St John’s Ambulance, and should continue to be paid for through private ambulance and health insurance.

A limited State Emergency Service (SES) is a valuable community resource, particularly in times of natural disaster, but its provision should not discourage the individual from taking out sufficient insurance cover to mitigate against unforeseen events.