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,…

Join local volunteers, AVBFB Committee and politicians tomorrow in Collie

The volunteer committee of the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) do their best to get out into the regions and engage directly with members and other important stakeholders whenever possible. This weekend, the State Committee will be having a quarterly meeting in Collie and thanks to the wonderful team at the Allanson Volunteer…