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…

Recognition for employers who support volunteers

Does your employer support your emergency volunteering? Employer support is critical for BFB volunteers and it is important to recognise their support for your volunteering. Nomination period has now opened for the Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards and will close at 4pm on Wednesday, 17th August. This is an opportunity to give such recognition to employers whose support…

AVBFB – North Metropolitan Brigades Meeting

The Association’s representatives were pleased with the turnout for the AVBFB – combined North Metropolitan VBFBs meeting. It was a productive meeting held in a friendly, collegiate atmosphere with considerable enthusiasm for making the Association a much more effective representative body for BFB volunteers. The meeting was an initiative of the brigades to facilitate closer…

Attention: Five Important Reminders!

There are several deadlines looming on matters for VBFB members so please take note of these reminders and share them with your peers who may not be aware. Nomination period for Association Zone Representatives closes next Friday, 29th July 2016! For more details and access to the information package and nomination forms, refer to our…

Congratulations to Lachlan Bormolini

The Association, on behalf of all VBFBs, congratulates Lachlan Bormolini for winning the Country Women’s Association’s Young Volunteer of the Year Award. The Cadet Volunteer Bushfire Brigade member from Bedfordale won the award for outstanding community service. It was a special day for Lachlan who was presented with the award by the Governor, Her Excellency the…