Nominations are Now Open for the 2015 Firefighting Awards

If you know of an outstanding individual, brigade, unit or group whose contribution deserves recognition, please take this opportunity to acknowledge their efforts by nominating them to receive an award. Further information about the awards, including categories and nomination form can be found at www.dfes.wa.gov.au/awards The closing date for all nominations is 5pm on Friday…

First Aid Training

The strategy for the provision of First Aid training to all staff and volunteers was approved by Operations Command in the middle of 2014. The strategy proposes that the delivery of First Aid training be outsourced however it should also include the flexibility for some components to be delivered internally if the expertise exists. Professional…

Pathways Project Update

Volunteer Pathways VFF 1 declarations closed 31 March 2015 SES 1 declarations deadline has been extended until 30 April 2015 Implementation of VFF 2 – 6 is anticipated to commence late April. These Pathways will be implemented by service to each DFES region in the following order: 1. Volunteer Fire Rescue Services 2. Volunteer Fire…

DFES Trainer Assessors

Key Information Upcoming Course The new in-house trainer assessor course for Workplace Trainer Assessors was conducted at the Academy on 9/10 April. Feedback will be gathered from participants and used to finalise course materials prior to the scheduling of further courses. Trainer Assessor Endorsement A revised Trainer Assessor Endorsement process has been developed in keeping…

ALP Media Statement: Minister excludes himself from volunteer firefighter consultation process

Fast Facts: Joe Francis rejects request from volunteer fire fighter committee to receive reports  as well as FESA Commissioner Volunteer fire fighters risk their lives to keep us safe – the Minister should listen to their concerns Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis’ refusal to allow the volunteer consultative committee representing the largest group of firefighters…