Member for Geraldton Ian Blayney MLA 2017-

Error in DFES Annual Report corrected in Parliament

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) thanks the Minister for Emergency Services Hon Fran Logan MLA for responding to our request and having the Acting Speaker Ian Blayne correct the very problematic typographical error in the DFES annual report that we raised here in Parliament today: “DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES ANNUAL…

Minister Logan replies to AVBFB request for consultation re RFS branding

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) received the letter below dated 18 July 2018 today, signed on behalf of Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan in response to correspondence we sent requesting consultation before any decisions were to be made regarding the “branding” of Western Australia’s proud volunteer bush fire service. Our letter…

Letter from DFES re WA Cyclone and Southern Bushfire Season synopsis 2017-18

Below is the core of a letter the AVBFB received from Deputy Commissioner Operations Lloyd Bailey. As always, the AVBFB is happy help DFES communicate with our members by sharing our resources and technology when relevant. Dear Mr Gossage, WA CYCLONE AND SOUTHERN BUSHFIRE SEASON SYNOPSIS 2017-18 The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)…

Volunteer Emergency Services Expo in Dunsborough tomorrow

Below is a self-explanatory email we received from DFES and happily re-publish it to help spread the word and try to get as many visitors along to the City of Busselton’s Volunteer Emergency Services Expo in Dunsborough tomorrow. We hope it goes well for all involved. Hi all, We are hosting a Volunteer Emergency Services Expo…

Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships – Round 2 applications now open

Some may have seen a message on the volunteer portal or email from DFES regarding Round 2 of the Federal Government’s AIDR training scholarships. If so, please be aware that the statement below is not correct: “all applications must be endorsed by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services” Members of the Western Australian Volunteer…

DFES: Introducing the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Replacement Project

The following information was distributed by DFES recently: Introducing the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Replacement Project Will replace FCAD with Motorola PremierOne (P1 CAD) – a commercial off the shelf (COTS) product that is proven globally and recently implemented at WA Police Will replace Mobile Data Terminals (MDT’s) in career fire appliances with compatible software and hardware What is…

Submissions urgently requested for Bushfire Mitigation Summit

Submissions urgently requested for Bushfire Mitigation Summit From the OEM website: The State Government is committed to hearing stakeholders’ views on a range of bushfire management issues to guide future strategies to mitigate bushfires in Western Australia. With three special inquiries and numerous events impacting on the people, property and environment in Western Australia we…

Junior First Aid Training – Geraldton 24 June 2016

The AVBFB has been asked to share the following information regarding DFES-funded First Aid Training for hunior brigade members as widely as possible: Consultation with Brigades, Groups, Units (BGUs), Volunteer Associations and DFES Operational Staff has identified a range of training opportunities to assist young peoples’ skills and leadership development  in emergency services volunteering. DFES…

New AIDR Volunteer Scholarship Program

Below is an email from Emergency Management Australia with information regarding its new scholarship program for volunteers to study accredited and higher education qualifications in emergency management. Please share widely! Good morning AEMVF members As mentioned in the meeting last week, the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) will administer the new scholarship program which…