Bunbury Volunteer Bushfire Brigade captain Terri Kowal, flanked by volunteers Tilda Mason and Clive Banks, are fired up over demands for one of its vehicles to be retired.Picture: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

South Western Times: Volunteer brigade in shock over the hand back demand

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is disappointed to learn that the issue below has not yet been resolved and is now actively assisting our friends in the Bunbury VBFB to advocate for a sensible outcome. While it is absolutely our role to assist individual brigades with specific local challenges, the issue of…

City of Kwinana thanks the volunteer team that has its back

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is very please that there are more and more Local Governments making special effort to host “thank you” events for the incredible emergency service volunteers that have their backs. Last night, the City of Kwinana was one of those very special Councils to host a function specifically…

Harvey-Waroona Reporter: Perfect weather brings out record crowd

One of the great community-minded members of the Roelands/Olive Hills Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade (VBFB) sent us some great photos from the LiveLighter Harvey Harvest Festival on Sunday where everyone including Bushy Bear, some awesome kids and members of the UDUC Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade (VBFB) looked like they were having a great time. As…

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,…