Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships – Round 2 applications now open

Some may have seen a message on the volunteer portal or email from DFES regarding Round 2 of the Federal Government’s AIDR training scholarships. If so, please be aware that the statement below is not correct: “all applications must be endorsed by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services” Members of the Western Australian Volunteer…

Members of CAVFA meeting in Sydney this week

AVBFB at Council of Australian Volunteer Fire Associations meeting

Representatives of the AVBFB were in Sydney over the weekend for a meeting of the Council of Australian Volunteer Fire Associations (CAVFA). CAVFA is a collaboration of eleven volunteer fire brigade associations representing almost every volunteer fire brigade member in Australia. The Council was established to give volunteer fire-fighters a united voice in discussions and negotiations…

Vale Darrell Wiese

It is with great sadness that the AVBFB farewells another friend of our amazing volunteer bushfire service. Mr Darrell Wiese, former President of the Narrogin Shire Council sadly passed away on 26 August 2017. Darrell was possibly best known in the bush fire community for his work on the Upper Great Southern District Operations Advisory Committee…

Photo: AVBFB President Dave Gossage and other Emergency Services leaders at the Volunteering WA 2017 Conference.

Summary of Volunteering WA 2017 Conference

The AVBFB was proud to be represented at the Volunteering WA 2017 Conference recently and thanks to DFES, offer the following summary below: The emergency services were represented with staff and volunteers from: Marine Services SES Strategic Volunteer and Youth Programs SWORD Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades Association Volunteer Marine Rescue Service The conference provided a…

AVBFB AGM details

The Annual General Meeting of the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades of Western Australia Inc (AVBFB) will be held on Saturday 9 September 2017 in Room 7, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC), 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, WA commencing at 1615 hrs. AGENDA DECLARATION OF OPENING RECORD OF ATTENDANCE / APOLOGIES CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES PRESIDENT’S REPORT…

The Burning Question confirms value of many local VBFB’s

As mentioned in this post, the AVBFB attended the State Government’s innovative and informative first ever prescribed burning forum called “The Burning Question: Now & Beyond” in Busselton last week. The three day event was very valuable and we thank Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan and OBRM/OEM for the invitation to participate. Among the…