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…

Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry

The report of the special inquiry titled Reframing Rural Fire Management: Report of the Special Inquiry into the January 2016 Waroona Fire, was tabled in Parliament by the Premier on Thursday 23 June 2016. When releasing the report it was made clear that the government would receive further responses in consideration of the findings and…