Association’s election summary board

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades has produced its own election summary board reflecting the position of the six major parties with regard to a few key issues identified by the Association. The summary board reflects party policies and follow up discussions between the parties and the Association. The broad political support for the…

Association at the Perth North Metropolitan DOAC

The Association’s North Metro Zone Representative and DCBFCO for the City of Swan, John Mangini, attended the March 7th meeting of the Perth North District Operations Advisory Committee. Other BFS volunteers attending were DCBFCOs Ian Hollick (Chittering), Nigel Morgan (Mundaring) and RTAC Chair David Wilson. Perth North DOAC is made up of CBFCOs Jamie O’Neill…

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,…