Association attends Midwest DOAC and finds out that high season vehicle numbers almost halved

The Midwest DOAC meeting was held at the Coorow Community Centre this week with Steven Lloyd, the Association’s regional representative, taking the Chair. We thank the Coorow Shire for hosting the meeting and their hospitality for those in attendance. Special thanks to the Shire’s Deputy CEO, Leanne Parola, who attended the meeting and volunteered to…

National Cadet Championships on again

  Association State President Mr Dave Gossage AFSM took time out from the AFAC conference to meet with the NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons (pictured) to discuss the National Cadet Championships. Mr Gossage said it was great to have a Commissioner that is passionate about community and the youth of the future. This dedication was reflected in…

Association calls for bi-partisan support for Respect Volunteers Bill

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull expressing our support and appreciation for his government’s initiative to protect the interests of emergency services volunteers and their local communities from excessive interference by unions. The Prime Minister introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill 2016…