Planned burns by drone?

We’re always thankful for those who bring our attention to innovation and technology in the fire and emergency services space – and today we thank the good folk at Serpentine Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade for sharing the incredible video below of a fire-throwing drone being used for a different kind of mitigation – but we…

QWN: Robyn Clarke to Minster Fran Logan re DFES Rural Fire Division

The following “Dorothy Dix” Question Without Notice (QWN) was asked in Parliament on Wednesday by the Member for Murray-Wellington Robyn Clarke and answered by the Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA. AVBFB Note:¬†As can be seen in this and other articles, the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is openly grateful to Minister…

Parks and Wildlife briefs Stoneville, Glen Forest, Darlington, Darling Range, Sawyers Valley and Chidlow Brigades on fire behaviour science

Our wonderful colleagues at the Parks and Wildlife Service (PAWS) contribute so very much to Western Australia’s fire and emergency services, both operationally with the incredible contribution they make to the science of doing what we do and how we can do it more safely and effectively. That is one of the two big reasons…

DFES Rural Fire Division ED Murray Carter explaining the new part of the Department to volunteers and LG staff at the Lower South West ROAC in Margaret River 21-06-2018

AVBFB in Margaret River for ROAC

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) was invited to attend the Lower South West Regional Operations Advisory Committee (ROAC) meeting in Margaret River this morning. These valuable triannual meetings bring together volunteers and representatives of Local Governments and Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades to discuss recent events and future issues regarding the region’s PPRR…

Minister wraps up regional DRFD tour with a visit to the mid-west

Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan, FES Commissioner Darren Klemm, DFES Rural Fire Division Executive Director Murray Carter, various DFES and Ministerial staff have added another couple of thousand kilometres on their DFES RFD Tour, visiting the mid-west last weekend stopping at Geraldton, Northampton and Carnarvon to brief local volunteers about the new section of…

Closing soon: Register for free AFAC Conference tickets, travel, accommodation and meals

It’s not too late to score free tickets to the 2018 AFAC Conference + accommodation, travel and meals* The annual Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) conference will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 5 to 8 September. This year, instead of the usual WA Volunteer Conference, members of…

Collieburn-Cardiff VBFB combine training with valuable social night

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) knows that the incredible 26,000 women and men of WA’s largest emergency service donate their valuable time and professional skills for many different reasons, but one that almost always appears in surveys is the sense of family and reward they get from being part of the Volunteer…

Brigade fundraising: Bunbury Undercover Markets

After the massive response we had to our recent Western Power small equipment grants, we know all too well that our 560+ Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades need access to funding that is just not available for vital equipment such as water tanks, PPE storage and security systems. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB)…

Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan, FES Commissioner Darren Klemm, DFES Rural Fire Division Acting Executive Director John Tillman and other DFES and Ministerial staff explaining the Government's recent changes to emergency service volunteers in the North West. Photo: Facebook

Minister, Commissioner and DFES staff take DRFD Tour to the North-West

Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan, Commissioner Darren Klemm and the Executive Director of the DFES Rural Fire Division (DRFD) have certainly covered a lot of ground since announcing the Government’s decisions in response to the recommendations of the Ferguson Report into the Waroona Fire. After their lightning visits to the South-West, Great Southern and…

Vale Paul (Chappie) Chapman

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) sends its heartfelt condolences to family, friends and Bush Fire Brigade colleagues of the late Paul (Chappie) Chapman, most recently from the Serpentine Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade. As explained in the Facebook post below, Chappie passed away last Friday and his family has extended an invitation to…

Wallcliffe Volunteer Fire Brigade Rodney Dilkes sharing his expertise on Lithium batteries after one exploded in a shed in the Western Australian town of Margaret River.

“Volunteer Brigades are filled with some remarkable men and women…”

“Volunteer Brigades are filled with some remarkable men and women and we’ve got more than our fair share at Wallcliffe.” Well, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves – so we won’t even try. Take a look at the Facebook post from the wonderful team at the Wallcliffe Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade about one of…