Perth office of Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades Inc

AVBFB sub-let office space from WA Farmers

As explained in this article last week, the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) recently received confirmation that the government will not pursue our expression of interest to co-locate our office with the Bushfire Centre of Excellence (BCoE). That was very disappointing to the association because it would have been a great opportunity for…

AVBFB appoints first ever full time employee

The association and charity that represents and supports Western Australia’s largest emergency service – the 26,000-strong Volunteer Bush Fire Service – has significantly enhanced its capacity to manage what it says are increasingly complex and challenging policy and stakeholder relationship issues. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) has announced that the currently part-time…

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC: Response to statement regarding Emergency Services Announcements for the hearing impaired

For members’ interest, the following statement was made by Disability Services Minister Hon Stephen Dawson MLC in response to this statement made a day earlier by the Hon Simon O’Brien MLC HON STEPHEN DAWSON: I rise briefly to respond to an important issue that was raised last night in this chamber by Hon Simon O’Brien,…

WA Gov’t: State’s high-fire-season fleet maintenance based in regional WA

High-fire-season firefighting fleet relocated to Collie Maintenance works allocated to a Collie-based company The servicing of a large part of the high-fire-season firefighting fleet has been relocated to Collie this week, marking the first step of the Government’s commitment to establishing a bushfire multipurpose facility in Collie. The fleet will be serviced by Collie-based company…

International Firefighters’ Day Memorial Service – Statement by Hon Fran Logan MLA

The following statement was read into Parliament today by Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS’ DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE MR F. LOGAN: On Sunday, 5 May, I attended the International Firefighters’ Day memorial service at the Firefighters’ Memorial Grove in Kings Park. The annual service is coordinated by the Department of Fire and…

QoN: Terry Redman to Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan re BCoE location

The following Question on Notice was asked by the Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman and answered today in the Legislative Assembly by Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA. EMERGENCY SERVICES — BUSHFIRE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE — LOCATION Mr T. Redman to the Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services: I refer to the Minister’s decision…

A day of reflection for Western Australia’s firefighters

International Firefighters’ Day recognises the sacrifice of firefighters who lost their lives protecting the community Memorial service to be held tomorrow at the Firefighters’ Memorial Grove in Kings Park As part of International Firefighters’ Day, Western Australia’s fallen firefighters will be honoured at a memorial service at Kings Park tomorrow (May 5). The service recognises…

DFES: Top emergency services personnel to be honoured

Community members are being called to nominate their personal emergency services hero as part of the annual Fire and Emergency Service Awards. The awards honour the outstanding achievements of volunteers and career firefighters who respond around the clock to fires, floods, cyclones, storms and land and sea search and rescue operations.  Fire and Emergency Services…