Volunteer survey closing soon

The national Volunteer Welfare and Efficiency Survey closes on Monday, 29th August. We encourage volunteers to make their views known on a range of issues affecting volunteers including your views on how your brigade functions and the support you get from your local government and DFES. The survey is organised by Volunteers Fire Brigades Victoria…

Bushy Bear a hit at 6PR

Bushy Bear was a hit with staff at 6PR when Association President Dave Gossage was there recently for an extended interview with Adam Shand. Our mascot drew lots of attention and certainly showed his value as a promoter of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades. Pictured with Dave and Bushy Bear are Adam Shand (above) and Chanae…

Association meets Department of Fire and Emergency Services head of training

The Association is well aware of volunteers’ concerns in the training area and is active in representing those concerns to the Department. The Assocition’s Executive Committee recently met with the Department’s head of training, Assistant Commissioner Brad Stringer, Professional Development and Capability Command and Murray Bawden, Chief Superintendent Operations Command, Country North who is filling…

NAIDOC Celebration with DFES

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades gathered with other emergency service groups, DFES personnel and Aboriginal community representatives to celebrate NAIDOC week. The audience was treated to a welcome to country ceremony and heard some very heartfelt and emotional speeches about Aboriginal culture and history. We also watched an interesting video of the links…