Baseball fans applaud Volunteers

The Association thanks Perth Heat Baseball Club for marking its final game of the season as a Volunteer Recognition Day. Volunteers from Bush Fire Brigades, Fire and Rescue Services and St John’s Ambulance Service were introduced to the crowd between innings and were given a rousing reception and standing ovation. It is a fair reflection…

Association support for bush fire inquiry

Following the devastation of Yarloop, including the tragic loss of lives, the Association took a proactive role in calling for a wide spanning, independent inquiry into all aspects of bush fire management. The Association, in conjunction with the State Emergency Service Volunteer Association, Emergency Services Volunteers Association and WA Farmers, issued a statement on 21st…

Visiting the Speaker

Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades operate within a legislative emergency services framework determined by the state parliament. Therefore, the Association endeavours to meet with Members of Parliament to cultivate good relations with them so we can influence their consideration on matters affecting volunteer bush fire fighters. In between other scheduled meetings whilst in Perth, an opportunity…

Association Committee meeting in Kalamunda

The Association’s President, Ross Fenwick, chaired the second Association Committee meeting of the year held at the Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade’s Station on 31st October. It was Ross’ first full meeting as the Chairman and also the first for time for others in new roles and new to the Committee including the new Secretary, John Mangini, new Committee members Joanne…

Association and Chief Superintendents in new consultation forum

The Association was pleased to accept an invitation from the DFES Commissioner, Wayne Gregson, to form a new consultative forum with the Chief Superintendents. The forum provides another consultation mechanism for volunteers’ issues and ideas to be given sound consideration in a co-operative grouping. The forum will involve regular meetings between DFES Operations Chief Superintendents…