Constituency question

June 23, 2021

Ms MAXWELL (Northern Victoria) (12:56): My question is to the Minister for Health and is on behalf of the Kiewa Country Fire Authority (brigade), who are very keen to support their community in providing first-aid response to serious incidents.

Since 2008 there has been an agreement in place between Ambulance Victoria and the former CFA, now Fire Rescue Victoria, for integrated stations to provide emergency medical responses.

Many areas in northern Victoria are subject to lengthy wait times for an ambulance, and Kiewa CFA seeks to become a pilot as first-aid responders to support their local community and help save lives.

So my question to the minister is: will the government discuss with Kiewa CFA their proposal to establish a pilot for first-aid responses?