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…

AVBFB appoints first ever full time employee

The association and charity that represents and supports Western Australia’s largest emergency service – the 26,000-strong Volunteer Bush Fire Service – has significantly enhanced its capacity to manage what it says are increasingly complex and challenging policy and stakeholder relationship issues. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) has announced that the currently part-time…

Local Gov’t vacancy: EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR

Members and others who understand the unique culture and methodologies of Western Australia’s volunteer bush fire service are strongly encouraged to apply for the position below, currently being advertised by the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes. EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR PART-TIME (27 HOURS PER WEEK) The Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and professional…

WA Gov’t: Collie to be home to multipurpose bushfire management facility

Below is a media statement published by the Premier Mark McGowan, Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan and Minister for Volunteering and Member for Collie-Preston, Mick Murray. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) understands the need for this government to invest in Collie and based on the limited information we currently have, provide in…

At the announcement of the decision to build the Western Australian Bushfire Centre of Excellence in the Shire of Murray. Photos: Gareth McKnight/Mandurah Mail

Harvey-Waroona Reporter: Side-step on new bushfire centre collaboration

State Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan has sidestepped an offer from WA’s peak body for volunteer firefighters to set up shop in the recently-announced Bushfire Centre of Excellence. Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades State president Dave Gossage originally welcomed Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement for the $18 million centre in Nambeelup with the hope it…

Member for Murray-Wellington Robyn Clarke MLA 2017-

Minister fudges Dorothy Dix on Bushfire Centre of Excellence: Opposition fails to ensure accuracy

The following “Dorothy Dix” Question Without Notice was asked by the Member for Murray-Wellington Robyn Clarke and answered today in Parliament by the Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA. While the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is very supportive of the Bushfire Centre of Excellence (BCoE) and appreciative of the work of…

Shire of Esperance president Victoria Brown, DFES state operations and logistics manager Lyndon Jackson and deputy Shire president Natalie Bowman.Picture: Supplied

Kalgoorlie Miner: Bushfires contained, now for the mop-up

Esperance residents are beginning the long road to recovery after fires burning for more than seven weeks were finally contained last week. More than 350 volunteers from the Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Marine Rescue Service, SES, St John Ambulance and the Army Reserve combined efforts…