Funding for Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades as percentage of Emergency Services Levy 2003-2018 Western Australia

Fact Sheet: Volunteer Bush Fire funding as percentage of Emergency Services Levy billed 2003 – 2018

Please find below a Fact Sheet recently produced by the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) outlining the total amount (operational and capital) of funding provided to Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades as a percentage of Emergency Services Levy (ESL) billed from 2003 to 2018 in Western Australia. NOTE: The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire…

Vale Phil Peterson

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a deeply respected and appreciated friend and colleague Phil Peterson, most recently of the Mandurah SES Unit. We know many members would have had the pleasure of working alongside Phil in many roles and circumstances and share our…

RMC Rail Services keeps Wanneroo Fire Support Brigade on track with donation

We’ve said it before and frankly, we can’t say it enough – the incredible 26,000 women and men who routinely leave their family, home and job to protect those of others simply couldn’t do it without the amazing support of so many quiet helpers behind the scenes. And one such example is RMC Rail Services’…

Emergency Services Volunteer Fuel Card Scheme Western Australia managed by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

ES Volunteer Fuel Card Scheme 2019 now open

Members are advised that applications for the Government’s Emergency Services Volunteer Fuel Card scheme are now open and will close on Monday 15 July 2019. Below is some relevant information provided by DFES as the agency managing the scheme. All Brigades are encouraged to make use of this small “gift” in recognition of some of…

Does your Brigade have noisy equipment? Help us help you

Volunteer Fire Brigades zone representative raises issue of deafening pump on appliance on behalf of local Member Brigade AVBFB State Committee determines this is a common problem across brigades and appliances that needs united advocacy If your Brigade has appliances and/or equipment that is unacceptably loud, let us know ASAP so we can help identify…

Perth office of Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades Inc

AVBFB sub-let office space from WA Farmers

As explained in this article last week, the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) recently received confirmation that the government will not pursue our expression of interest to co-locate our office with the Bushfire Centre of Excellence (BCoE). That was very disappointing to the association because it would have been a great opportunity for…