Grants of up to $1,000 to recognise and thank volunteers

Volunteering WA, with generous support from Lotterywest, is offering volunteer involving organisations around the State a fantastic opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $1000 to organise an event which recognises and thanks volunteers during National Volunteer Week which will be held on 20-26 May 2019. This year the theme for National Volunteer…

Premier Mark McGowan drops in on Darlington Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) sometimes cops it in the neck from keyboard warriors who shout about the need for us to “not be political”. As bush fire volunteers themselves, the unpaid committee that is elected to manage the Association completely understand the sentiment. Most members have no interest in politics or…

BNHCRC: Communicating for maximum comprehension

HAZARD NOTES 13 DEC 2018 Natural hazards, where risks are often high and lives and property are at stake, raise considerable uncertainty and anxiety. Providing the community with information that is designed to instil specific preparation and response behaviours is important for emergency services. Hazard Note 57 investigates a body of research to determine whether well-established, theoretical principles…

BNHCRC: Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2018

With much of southern Australia experiencing a combination of above average temperatures and below average rainfall this year, large parts of the country face above normal bushfire potential over the coming months. The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2018 shows fire potential across New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and southern Western Australia and Queensland. The warmer and…

AG Report: Ministerial decision not to provide locations identified as the next priority for a Volunteer or a Career Fire and Rescue Station

The following opinion and response was published last week by the Western Australian Auditor General in relation to a decision by Fire and Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA to not provide Parliament with information about locations identified as the next priority for a Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station or Career Fire and Rescue…

Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters bound for the USA

As you can see from the Facebook post below and this media statement published by Environment Minister Stephen Dawson yesterday, six employees of the WA State Government are on their way to the USA as part of the 180-strong combined Australian and New Zealand contingent sent to assist with fire control. The Association had a…

Templates for the preparation of bushfire management plans finalised

We received the following email from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage this week announcing that it has published the final templates for the preparation of bushfire management plans: The departments of Planning, Lands and Heritage and Fire and Emergency Services are pleased to release the final templates for the preparation of bushfire management plans…

Minister wraps up regional DRFD tour with a visit to the mid-west

Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan, FES Commissioner Darren Klemm, DFES Rural Fire Division Executive Director Murray Carter, various DFES and Ministerial staff have added another couple of thousand kilometres on their DFES RFD Tour, visiting the mid-west last weekend stopping at Geraldton, Northampton and Carnarvon to brief local volunteers about the new section of…

Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan, FES Commissioner Darren Klemm, DFES Rural Fire Division Acting Executive Director John Tillman and other DFES and Ministerial staff explaining the Government's recent changes to emergency service volunteers in the North West. Photo: Facebook

Minister, Commissioner and DFES staff take DRFD Tour to the North-West

Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan, Commissioner Darren Klemm and the Executive Director of the DFES Rural Fire Division (DRFD) have certainly covered a lot of ground since announcing the Government’s decisions in response to the recommendations of the Ferguson Report into the Waroona Fire. After their lightning visits to the South-West, Great Southern and…