Capricorn Society Supporting Bush Fire Brigades

Capricorn Society is a member based organisation proudly operating by cooperative principles to support businesses within the automotive industry. This approach allows their Members to better manage their businesses by saving time through a single trade account and consolidated billing. Capricorn Society also offer Members a broad range of services, including risk protection, equipment finance, and travel…

Your Conference, Your Ideas

The Convention Centre has been booked and the hotels are being prepared for this year’s Fire and Emergency Services Conference to be held in September. DFES have invited volunteers to have as much input as we can offer because it is the volunteers’ conference. They are looking for your ideas about what you would like…

Managing the Emergency Services Levy

Management and allocation of Emergency Services Levy funding is one of the aspects of emergency services management that comes up regularly in discussions with volunteers and local governments.  The Association’s Vice President Dave Gossage AFSM was interviewed on ABC SouthWest radio on this topic.   There is a widely held view amongst the emergency services community…

Expression Of Interest for Volunteer Fire Pathways Advisory Group

Expressions of interest are called from local government registered bushfire volunteers who wish to be considered for nomination to the Volunteer Fire Pathways Advisory Group (VFPAG). Under the restructure of Training consultative arrangements, the former VTAG/VFTAG have been restructured into an umbrella Volunteer Pathways Advisory Group (VPAG). The purpose of VPAG is to provide a…

WA Volunteer of the Year Nominations

Established in 2011, The Western Australian Volunteer of the Year Awards recognise outstanding contributions of Western Australian volunteers, volunteer involving organisations and corporate organisations with employee volunteer programs. Do you know an amazing individual or organisation you feel is worthy of recognition, one that has made an outstanding contribution to our community through volunteering? If so, we encourage…

Perth Bushfire Relief Concert

The Events Industry Association of WA and the state’s music community are banding together to raise funds for South West residents affected by bushfires in early January.  A concert supported by the City of Perth, called the We Care South West Bushfire Relief concert, will be held on Sunday, 7 February 2016 at Gloucester Park. …

YARLOOP-WAROONA COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE

A commemorative service and benefit for the communities of Yarloop and Waroona will take place in the beautifully historic surroundings of St George’s Cathedral in Perth this Sunday. Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) personnel, volunteers, their families and members of the public are invited to attend. Date:              Sunday 7 February 2016 Time:…

Association in lead advocacy role

The Association played a leading role in advocating for public safety in our calls for a wide ranging independent inquiry into the whole spectrum of bush fire management. Our Acting President Dave Gossage did a tremendous job in representing a wider group involving the AVBFB, State Emergency Service Volunteer Association, Emergency Services Volunteer Associations and…

Bush fires inquiry media coverage

The Waroona bush fires generated a lot of coverage, including the public debate over the need for a wide ranging inquiry in which the Association played a leading role. The inquiry proposal advocated by the Association along with other groups was widely supported as it was, by any measure, a reasonable proposal whose over riding…