Well done, City of Albany

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades applaud the City of Albany for its efforts to support and recognise volunteers. This time, the City’s staff took the new, community sponsored, Forward Control Vehicle to Manypeaks Hall on Wednesday night. It was an opportunity for the North East Sector Brigades to see the vehicle and a…

Labor promises a bush fire summit

The Labor Party made a further announcement this week on the subject of bush fire management with the main point being the promise of a Bushfire Mitigation Summit. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades would support such an initiative in the general sense of bringing various community interests behind an improved approach to bush…

Premier Barnett writes to reform group, no more ambiguity on independent Rural Fire Service

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades has been one of many experienced and knowledgeable voices calling for reform of the current bush fire management structure. We have said that emergency services were being guided along the wrong path toward a centralised model that has been cultivated steadily by the central government agency for more than a decade. This view,…

Volunteer Bush Fire Games 2017 are on!

The Association is pleased to announce that the new games committee met on Sunday February 12.   The following officers were elected to the Committee – Chairperson Murray Redmond Kalamunda VBFB, Deputy Chairperson Beau Algeri West Gidgie VBFB, Secretary/ Treasurer Charmaine Currie, committee members, Jack Stallard Kalamunda VBFB, Shane Robertson Muchea VBFB, Peter Hall Muchea VBFB,…

Nominations for Volunteer Advisory Groups to close 3rd March

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades advises all BFB Volunteers interested in being a representative on one of three Volunteer Advisory Groups that nominations will close on Friday, 3rd March 2017.   Nominations are invited for representatives on three groups, those being: ·         Volunteer Vehicles Advisory Group; ·         PPE and Uniform Advisory Group; ·        …

Premier Barnett’s surprising announcement a welcome pledge for Bush Fire Brigades

Premier Colin Barnett surprised the emergency sector and the general community with his announcement that, if re-elected, his government would establish the administrative headquarters for an independent Rural Fire Service in Collie-Preston. Premier Barnett’s announcement was welcomed by the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades that has advocated for such reform as recommended by the…