A bouquet for DFES

The hard-working volunteers who donate hundreds of hours of their time every year to manage the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) have been shot as the messenger many times. Indeed, when we stood up for the amazing women and men of the Volunteer Bush Fire Service, leaders in the former government even tried the…

AVBFB Consultation: DRAFT Child Operational Deployment and Activities Release Form

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) has long advocated for better, more thoughtful consultation with volunteers before decisions are made by the government. Needless to say, the way the DFES Rural Fire Division came about proves we’ve still got a long way to go and to Commissioner Klemm’s credit, that is openly acknowledged.…

No “off-season” for Darlington Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade

They say there’s no rest for the wicked, but doing our job of proudly representing the incredible 26,000+ women and men of the State’s largest Emergency Service has taught us something else – the good don’t get much chance to relax either! Footballers and Cricketers might think it’s the “off season” for members of the…

DFES Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards – nominations open

The DFES Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards (VERA) acknowledge the important contribution made by employers and self-employed volunteers in the delivery of emergency services in Western Australia. Many employers allow our emergency services volunteers to take time off work to respond to incidents or attend training, enabling them to deliver essential services that help keep our communities safe.…

2018 Firefighting Awards finalists have been announced

2018 Firefighting Awards finalists have been announced. The awards honour the achievements of individuals, groups, units or brigades who have gone beyond the call of duty. Congratulations to all the nominees who have been shortlisted as finalists: Team Achievement Award Yallingup Rural VBFB Yallingup Coastal VBFB/VFRS Tom Price VBFB and VFRS Youth Achievement Award Callum…