President’s report

The following report was presented at today’s AGM The Association has undergone significant change and growth this year. After our DFES-provided Admin Officer and office in Belmont were replaced with a three year funding agreement starting July 1 last year, we hired a part time Executive Officer. As this was the first ever paid employee…

Update on VAC/Prescribed Association

Stakeholders know that the Association has reported the changed position of the DOAC-elected VAC nominees to Emergency Service Minister Hon Joe Francis and has been working constructively to create a Bush Fire Service Volunteer Advisory Committee (VAC) as soon as possible. We’ve been in contact with the Minister’s office very regularly offering any assistance we…

Reminder: AGM tomorrow

Just a quick reminder to those attending the WAFES Conference (and other members who would like to attend), the AVBFB AGM will be held at 2:50pm in meeting rooms 1 & 2 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre tomorrow – Saturday 19 September 2015. Since there are no special agenda items, the AGM won’t take long…

Happy Father’s Day

Western Australia’s largest emergency service simply wouldn’t be the incredible community-led resource it is without the commitment, skills and support of tens of thousands of women, men and families. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades is immensely proud to represent these people and not a single day passes that we don’t think about the…

Council of Australian Volunteer Fire Associations (CAVFA) meets in Adelaide

The Council of Australian Volunteer Fire Associations (CAVFA) met in Adelaide this week to discuss a number of important national issues that impact on state-based volunteer fire associations. As an active voting member of CAVFA, the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) was represented by President Terry Hunter and Vice President Dave Gossage. The meeting, held…

VAC/Prescribed Association update

Just a quick update for those who have been following the AVBFB’s attempts to establish a Volunteer Advisory Committee (VAC) under conditions that are agreeable to both the government and those nominated by their respective DOAC’s to represent their region on a VAC. In short, the AVBFB has not yet had confirmation of whether it…

WA Conference: Last day to register for sponsored places

Today is the very last day for volunteers to register for fully sponsored places at the 2015 WAFES Conference at the Perth Convention Centre between September 18-20. For those who are accepted, DFES and LotteryWest will provide travel and accommodation (for regional Members), full conference registration and meal allowance to contribute toward the AVBFB social dinner…

Vale Don Daw

* We have been advised that the late Don Daw’s funeral will be held at St Aiden’s Anglican Church 21 Clifton Street Byford at 1400hrs Tuesday 18 August 2015 * It is with a heavy heart that the AVBFB advise of the passing of a great champion and mentor for the Volunteer Bush Fire Service of…