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WA Gov’t: Western Australia’s aerial fleet capacity significantly enhanced

New Dauphin helicopter to provide an almost year-round service State’s Special Operations Response capabilities continue to be improved New mapping technology expected to be online in the new year Western Australia’s aerial firefighting fleet can fly further and for a much longer period than ever before, thanks to a new aircraft set to be equipped…

WA Gov’t: Inaugural Bushfire Mitigation Forum outcomes now available

Below is a media statement published by the Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan regarding the recently held Bushfire Mitigation Forums. The AVBFB was invited to, and attended one of these forums and will publish comment regarding the document referred to below in the coming weeks. Collective ideas and suggestions from volunteers, agencies and other…

PerthNow: Women Fireys get the call

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) reminds readers that as well as the full-time career firefighting roles being promoted in the article below, a much higher percentage of women find both frontline firefighting and many other very important and satisfying roles within their local volunteer brigades. Regardless of gender or other defining feature,…

BNHCRC: Communicating for maximum comprehension

HAZARD NOTES 13 DEC 2018 Natural hazards, where risks are often high and lives and property are at stake, raise considerable uncertainty and anxiety. Providing the community with information that is designed to instil specific preparation and response behaviours is important for emergency services. Hazard Note 57 investigates a body of research to determine whether well-established, theoretical principles…

Herald Sun: Firey jobs to be opened up to women in bid to end boys’ club

“Disruptive strategies” will be employed to combat the sexist boys’ club culture in Australia’s fire and emergency services and increase the number of women in frontline and leadership roles. This will include calling out behaviour that creates an unsafe environment for women and applying a “gender-­balance, diversity and inclusion” lens to recruitment and decision-making, a…

Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades welcome Federal attention

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades of WA (AVBFB) has welcomed a $26m investment announced yesterday by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator Linda Reynolds. AVBFB President Dave Gossage said the association that represents Western Australia’s largest and most diverse emergency service was very pleased to see the Federal…

Prime Minister, Assistant Minister for Home Affairs: Boosting Firefighting Capabilities and Community Preparedness

Media Statement The Liberal and Nationals Government will invest $26 million to boost aerial firefighting capabilities across Australia, support a new national fire rating program and extend funding for a community alert system. Our funding will help support Australians confronting the challenges of natural hazards and reduce the impact they have on our communities and…