City of Geraldton: Applications open for Emergency Operations Officer

The City of Greater Geraldton is seeking applications for the position of Emergency Operations Officer, which will also take on the role of the City’s Chief Bush Fire Control Officer (CBFCO). We know a number of Local Governments that had previously accepted an embedded DFES employee under the title of Community Emergency Services Manager (CESM) found…

2017 WAFES Conference – call for quick registrations

The annual Western Australian Fire and Emergency Services (WAFES) Conference will commence on Friday night 8th September and close Sunday 10th September at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Registrations are now open and each Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade may register up to two members for the conference. If more than 2 members of any…

AVBFB represented at OEM State-level risk assessment workshop

After recently becoming aware of a series of State-level risk assessment workshops, your association wrote to Office of Emergency Management (OEM) (formerly the State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC)) Executive Director Mal Cronstedt to offer input into these critical planning workshops on behalf of the tens of thousands of Bush Fire Volunteers across WA. Consequently, we were invited…

President on Meetings Tour of Perth

The Association’s President, Ross Fenwick, was kept on the move around Perth at a series of meetings with government, DFES and WA Local Government Association representatives. Ross was in Perth for the Association’s committee meeting held over the 31 October weekend at the offices of the Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade. Managing to extend his…