Bakers Hill Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade share knowledge with Wundowie VFRS

While there’s no shortage of differences in the cultures of the Local Government Volunteer Bush Fire Service (White or Gold trucks) and DFES-controlled Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (Red trucks), the fact is Western Australia is extremely lucky to have a network of highly skilled, dedicated and professional volunteers with different areas of specialist knowledge.…

Member for Murray-Wellington Robyn Clarke MLA 2017-

QWN: Member for Murray-Wellington to Minister Fran Logan re Crew Cab Protection

The following question without notice was asked by the Member for Murray-Wellington Robyn Clarke and answered by the Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA in Parliament today: Mrs R. CLARKE to the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the McGowan Labor government’s commitment to supporting our dedicated emergency services volunteers, and particularly those…

Planned burns by drone?

We’re always thankful for those who bring our attention to innovation and technology in the fire and emergency services space – and today we thank the good folk at Serpentine Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade for sharing the incredible video below of a fire-throwing drone being used for a different kind of mitigation – but we…

QWN: Robyn Clarke to Minster Fran Logan re DFES Rural Fire Division

The following “Dorothy Dix” Question Without Notice (QWN) was asked in Parliament on Wednesday by the Member for Murray-Wellington Robyn Clarke and answered by the Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA. AVBFB Note: As can be seen in this and other articles, the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is openly grateful to Minister…

Parks and Wildlife briefs Stoneville, Glen Forest, Darlington, Darling Range, Sawyers Valley and Chidlow Brigades on fire behaviour science

Our wonderful colleagues at the Parks and Wildlife Service (PAWS) contribute so very much to Western Australia’s fire and emergency services, both operationally with the incredible contribution they make to the science of doing what we do and how we can do it more safely and effectively. That is one of the two big reasons…

WA Gov’t: State Government delivers essential funding to Surf Life Saving WA

The following Media Statement was released by Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan this morning. $1.38 million in funding secured annually until 2023 State Government committed to fund critical lifesaving equipment used across WA beaches The State Government has committed $1.38 million a year to fund critical equipment for Surf Life Saving WA. The funding,…

DFES Rural Fire Division ED Murray Carter explaining the new part of the Department to volunteers and LG staff at the Lower South West ROAC in Margaret River 21-06-2018

AVBFB in Margaret River for ROAC

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) was invited to attend the Lower South West Regional Operations Advisory Committee (ROAC) meeting in Margaret River this morning. These valuable triannual meetings bring together volunteers and representatives of Local Governments and Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades to discuss recent events and future issues regarding the region’s PPRR…

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…