AVBFB recognises and thanks volunteers for coming together for Tom Price

How many times have we heard a talkback caller say, “Someone should do something!” Many people feel pessimistic believing that one of the big problems in our world today is that unless something personally affects people, no one is prepared to step up and help. But one of the incredibly rewarding things about our extended family…

AVBFB helps celebrate opening of Harvey Emergency Services Centre

  AVBFB President Dave Gossage and Vice President Phil Penny (wearing his local Chief hat) were on hand to help the Hon Fran Logan, Minister for Emergency Services, Commissioner Darren Klemm, Member for Murray-Wellington, Robyn Clarke and Harvey Shire President Cr Tania Jackson celebrate the opening of the brand new Harvey Emergency Services Centre last weekend. The…

AVBFB in Goomalling for AGM and send off of CFCO Barry Anderson

Volunteer AVBFB President Dave Gossage attended the Shire of Goomalling Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade AGM last night and was invited to give a brief overview of current issues. Dave’s snapshot of key issues from across the state included discussion of what the Association has been doing with respect to the Rural Fire Service, training issues,…

AVBFB thanks CSBP for supporting the volunteers who support them

AVBFB President Dave Gossage was on hand yesterday to personally thank corporate supporter CSBP for their support of our amazing volunteer bush fire brigades over the years. The photo below shows Shire of Dowerin President Cr Dale Metcalf and Chief Fire Control Officer Phil Pickering with Matthew Williams from CSBP who was very proud to…

Dardanup Central VBFB gets Squirted

The Association has some exciting news and a fantastic opportunity for a community minded sponsor to help spread the word about bush fire readiness and community resiliency – we have stretched our resources to purchase “Squirt” the world’s smallest fire tanker. As you can see in this great shot from his recent visit to Preston…

Diverse: ABC South West underline just how broad and wonderful our VBFS family is

Here’s a fantastic short video that goes to the very heart of who we are and why we do it – community. And we know that community comes in all shapes, sizes, abilities and genders – each with their own special skills that contributes to the invaluable strength and resilience of our Volunteer Bush Fire…

Volunteer Emergency Services Expo in Dunsborough tomorrow

Below is a self-explanatory email we received from DFES and happily re-publish it to help spread the word and try to get as many visitors along to the City of Busselton’s Volunteer Emergency Services Expo in Dunsborough tomorrow. We hope it goes well for all involved. Hi all, We are hosting a Volunteer Emergency Services Expo…

AVBFB meets with Minister Logan

The AVBFB is appreciative to have had a lengthy and productive meeting with Emergency Services Minister, Hon Fran Logan today. A number of important issues were discussed including many aspects of the ESL, the Rural Fire Service and the impact the changing nature of our communities is having on the recruitment and retention of volunteers…