Round 2 open: National Volunteer Week 2018 Celebration Event Grants

Great news! Volunteering WA has announced a second round of National Volunteer Week 2018 Celebration Event Grants – closing 5pm Thursday 29 March 2018. The National Volunteer Week 2018 Celebration Event Grants provides an opportunity for volunteer involving organisations in metropolitan, regional and remote WA to participate in the annual national celebration of Australia’s extraordinary volunteers.…

AVBFB at Northam DOAC

As many of our dedicated volunteer members would know it is the “season” for District Operations Advisory Committee (DOAC) and Regional Operations Advisory Committee (ROAC) meetings around the state. These meetings are defined under the Bush Fires Act and basically allow for neighbouring local governments to get together and share information about recent events and…

Two Rocks John Quigley Facebook 13-03-2018

Attorney General John Quigley wants you (well, Two Rocks VBFB does actually!)

A Brigade to do a lot worse than have the State’s Attorney General helping you attract new volunteers! The sad fact is due to many reasons, voluntarism is generally in decline in Australia and for some of our invaluable Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades, numbers have fallen to a concerning level. We keep hearing from Parliament…

Shire of Murray

Mandurah Mail: Community events win big in Shire of Murray’s latest funding distribution

A big congratulations to the Coolup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Cadets for attracting $1,200 for uniforms from the Alcoa of Australia/Shire of Murray Community Assistance Partnership Fund. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is sorry we haven’t yet been able to make funding available for uniforms like it is for other services, but are very…

Sawyers Valley VBFB Mighty Austin Facebook 12-03-2018

Check out the Mighty Austin at the Blue Sky Festival on Saturday

The tireless crews from the Sawyers Valley Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Parkerville Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Stoneville Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and Mt Helena Voluntary Bush Fire Brigade will be at the Blue Sky Festival near the Mundaring Sculpture Park speaking with residents and handing out brochures on how to prepare properties and Bush Fire…

Dardanup Central VBFB Facebook 12-03-2018

24 (not 18 as first informed) Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades in Bunbury confirms local network is effective

We know it’s not all clear yet – there are still volunteers and career firefighters working on the fire ground in Bunbury, but we thought we would just give a bit of extra insight into the resources that turned out over the weekend to bring the Bunbury bush fire under control. Everyone agrees that in…

Mt Helena VBFB tug of war shield Facebook 11-03-2018

Mt Helena makes it three in a row at Shire of Mundaring annual ESV thank you dinner

Working in WA’s largest emergency service – the WA Volunteer Bush Fire Service (VBFS) – is not only making an invaluable contribution to protecting our State, it’s also incredibly rewarding. No, obviously not financially rewarding because volunteering isn’t about that. Our incredible 26,000 women and men who give up their time, expertise and often, income,…

Walkaway VBFB better equipped thanks to Western Power grant

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is so proud to represent the amazing members of the Volunteer Bush Fire Service, but even more proud to have been able to negotiate and facilitate the Western Power grants scheme for the past few years. And here’s an example of what that effort actually delivers “on…

Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan, FES Commissioner Darren Klemm and DFES Career Station Officer Kim Lusk on IWD 2018

Thanks to Minister Logan and Commissioner Klemm for supporting women in Emergency Services

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) thanks Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan and Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Darren Klemm for supporting women in Western Australia’s Emergency Services – we need all the help we can get and gender is certainly not a reason to refuse those willing to roll up their sleeves…

PetaSattler-CoolupVBFB-IWD2018

Our International Women’s Day message to the amazing women in our Service and those who support others who are

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is immensely proud to represent every one of the 26,000 women and men who routinely leave their families to protect others. And today, on International Women’s Day 2018, we’re especially thankful to all the incredible mums, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, aunties, nieces, girlfriends and wives who either volunteer…

Vale John Bradford

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades offers its deepest condolences to Mrs Maureen Bradford and the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Mr John Bradford who sadly passed away on 22 February after a short illness. For those who were lucky enough to meet John in his lifetime of commitment to Western Australia’s Volunteer…

The dingo's classification as a pest ignores the benefits it brings, say researchers. Supplied: Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre

ABC: Maligned dingoes emerge as unlikely heroes in study of bushfires and feral pests

Many of our incredible Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Members are either farmers themselves or have strong connections to Western Australia’s agriculture sector. As such, we thought this interesting article on recent research at Deakin University and Charles Sturt University might be worth a re-post. The dingo’s classification as a pest ignores the benefits it brings,…