Hon Colin De Grussa MLC

QWN: Hon Colin De Grussa to Emergency Services Minister re Legislation review

* UPDATE: Since this post was published, we’ve had great news confirming that Minister Logan will undertake significant public consultation process before introducing any proposed legislative changes to Parliament. Thank you for listening Minister. Please find below a Question Without Notice asked by the Hon Colin de Grussa and answered today by the Hon Stephen…

Last days to nominate a volunteer-supportive employer

The Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards (VERA) aim to acknowledge the important role that employers play in supporting and enabling our incredible emergency services volunteers. Here’s what the DFES website says in a way that can’t improve: Employers of emergency services volunteers including self-employed volunteers play a critical role in protecting the community during natural disasters…

Bushfire Association congratulates 2019 Firefighting Awards finalists

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) sincerely congratulates every nominee for 2019 awards, and of course, especially those who are members of our incredible Bush Fire Service. We are so proud to represent WA’s incredible 26,000 Bush Fire volunteers who donate their time, skills and experience to serve and protect our community and…

Warwick Gibbons: Refurbishing the Canover Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Shed

Please find below a wonderful good news story submitted by Warwick Gibbons, Chairperson of the Coastal Districts State Emergency Service – Jurien Bay Since adopting the State Emergency Service (SES) role, the housing of additional necessary Storm & Rescue equipment has been required. Last August 2018, we were presented with an opportunity to apply for…

Volunteer Bushfire Games Perth Western Australia November 2019

Big news! Volunteer Bushfire Games set to flourish from AVBFB-MERC partnership

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) and the Mining Emergency Response Competition (MERC) have announced a new partnership that will deliver unprecedented professional development opportunities for Western Australia’s 20,000+ Bush Fire Volunteers. In November 2019, the first of the new Bushfire Games will be held alongside and in collaboration with the ninth annual…

2019 Resilient Australia WA award winners

WA Gov’t: Communities that ‘survived and thrived’ in the face of disaster recognised

2019 Resilient Australia WA award winners announced State-wide efforts at improving resilience during natural disasters and emergencies recognised The ability of communities to stay strong and bounce back after adversity has been celebrated at an awards ceremony held at The Westin in Perth. Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan presented the 2019 Resilient Australia WA Awards…

WA Gov’t: New action plan to fix bushfire inconsistencies

The following is a media statement published today by the Planning Minister Hon Rita Saffioti and Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan. Three-stage plan to address inconsistencies across bushfire regulations Community safety remains top priority in review of bushfire-prone area map Bushfire framework introduced under previous government created unintended consequences Stage one increases minimum declared…

Volunteer Conference: Last 2 days for funded travel and accommodation

The Volunteer Emergency Services (WAFES) Conference will be held this year at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in Perth from Friday 6 September to Sunday 8 September. The Emergency Services Levy (ESL) will pay for travel, accommodation and food for Bush Fire Volunteer Members who live more than 50km’s from the Perth CBD, however…

New Ambergate Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade July 2019

After 27 years in a volunteer’s private shed, Ambergate fire truck gets a home

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) was very happy to join our hard-working (and very patient) members from the Ambergate Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Darren Klemm, the Mayor, Councillors and CBFCO of the City of Busselton, Members of Parliament and others at the opening of the new Ambergate…