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…

Two Rocks John Quigley Facebook 13-03-2018

Attorney General John Quigley wants you (well, Two Rocks VBFB does actually!)

A Brigade to do a lot worse than have the State’s Attorney General helping you attract new volunteers! The sad fact is due to many reasons, voluntarism is generally in decline in Australia and for some of our invaluable Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades, numbers have fallen to a concerning level. We keep hearing from Parliament…

Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan, FES Commissioner Darren Klemm and DFES Career Station Officer Kim Lusk on IWD 2018

Thanks to Minister Logan and Commissioner Klemm for supporting women in Emergency Services

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) thanks Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan and Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Darren Klemm for supporting women in Western Australia’s Emergency Services – we need all the help we can get and gender is certainly not a reason to refuse those willing to roll up their sleeves…

EMV: Australian-first trial to test firebombing at night

Victoria is leading an innovative, national trial which will test the use of night vision technology to fight fires from the sky at night and better protect the community. Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley said night-time aerial firebombing had the potential to significantly improve Victoria’s firefighting capability, better protect life and property and significant infrastructure…

Minister for Volunteering Mick Murray and others congratulate Capel Bush Fire Brigade's John James and Elgin Bush Fire Brigade's John Prowse for 60 years of service.

60 years of service and still giving!

Great to see Minister for Volunteering Hon Mick Murray taking the time to recognise the incredible work Capel Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade member John James and Elgin Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade member John Prowse have contributed to their community over 60 years. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is disappointed we didn’t know…