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…

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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…

National Volunteering Conference 2018

Scholarships to help ES Volunteers attend National Volunteering Conference in Sydney

Regular readers will remember our January 11 article about the Commonwealth Government providing scholarships to help those in regional communities to attend the National Volunteering Conference 2018 in Sydney in June. We received some great news this week from our friends over at Volunteering WA: the Federal Government has now released scholarships specifically to help…

Applications for the 2018 Western Power grant are now open!

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) in partnership with Western Power invites suitable applicants to apply for the Western Power grants of up to $5,000. Applications are open from 1st February 2018 and close on Friday 30th March 2018. Who can apply: Applications are only open to brigades located in areas linked to…