New belt buckle in stock

The silver belt buckle prize in our recent raffle generated interest in the pewter version of the buckle. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades had a small number in stock that sold out quickly and have waited for more to arrive. The good news is that our new stock has arrived and those who…

Applications sought for Resilience Ambassadors Program

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades encourages younger Volunteer Bush Fire Fighters to consider applying for the Resilience Ambassadors Program. The Resilience Ambassadors Program is a new initiative providing an opportunity for a small number of outstanding individuals aged under 30 and actively engaged in disaster resilience. The successful applicants will participate in a one-year…

Vale Stephen McDonald

Members of the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades were saddened to hear of the loss of our friend, and friend to all volunteers, Stephen McDonald.  Stephen was highly regarded in both a professional and personal sense by the many volunteers who got to know him over the many years he devoted to the cause…

Association applauds ambitious targets by DFES

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades attended a briefing by DFES on progress towards delivering outcomes on some of the Ferguson Inquiry’s recommendations. All four of the Association’s Executive Committee attended the briefing, those being President Dave Gossage, Vice President Phil Penny, Secretary John Mangini and Treasurer Lorraine Webster. DFES had identified some Ferguson…

Gidge Games a fun day out

West Gidgegannup VBFB met at Strong Hills Farm Avon Valley on Sat 24th Sept for refresher training in the format of the “Gidge Games”. A mix of brigade and private units were in attendance, including one veteran who is still going strong after 40 years. SES provided assistance with running the event, and further support…