Volunteers showing AVBFB President Dave Gossage the radio "Black spots" on a regional map in the Shire of Lake Grace April 2018

AVBFB attends Lake Grace BFAC

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) was invited to attend the Shire of Lake Grace Bush Fire Advisory Committee meeting (BFAC) on Thursday in Newdegate. Brigades from across the region were represented by their FCO’s and other representatives. It was great to see the new weather station working well giving more accurate information…

AVBFB helps negotiate resolution to Bunbury appliance issue

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) was invited to attend a meeting with the City of Bunbury CEO, several Councillors and the Bunbury Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade to help work through issues regarding a light tanker. The meeting was called to resolve a disagreement that occurred after Emergency Services Levy (ESL) funding was…

3rd round of National Volunteer Week Event Grants open until further notice

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK CELEBRATION EVENT GRANTS The National Volunteer Week 2018 Celebration Event Grants provides an opportunity for volunteer involving organisations in metropolitan, regional and remote WA to participate in the annual national celebration of Australia’s extraordinary volunteers. Applications that reflect partnerships between local organisations to run an event or display will receive priority. Funding…

Cyclone Alby: 40-years on

The article below was submitted by Roger Underwood, Chairman of The Bushfire Front, and author of Cyclone Alby – memories of the 1978 Western Australian storm and bushfire crisis. Today is the 40th anniversary of the storm and bushfire crisis that hammered southern Western Australia on April 4th, 1978. To many Western Australians it was a…

Bunbury Volunteer Bushfire Brigade captain Terri Kowal, flanked by volunteers Tilda Mason and Clive Banks, are fired up over demands for one of its vehicles to be retired.Picture: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

South Western Times: Volunteer brigade in shock over the hand back demand

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is disappointed to learn that the issue below has not yet been resolved and is now actively assisting our friends in the Bunbury VBFB to advocate for a sensible outcome. While it is absolutely our role to assist individual brigades with specific local challenges, the issue of…

City of Kwinana thanks the volunteer team that has its back

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is very please that there are more and more Local Governments making special effort to host “thank you” events for the incredible emergency service volunteers that have their backs. Last night, the City of Kwinana was one of those very special Councils to host a function specifically…

Harvey-Waroona Reporter: Perfect weather brings out record crowd

One of the great community-minded members of the Roelands/Olive Hills Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade (VBFB) sent us some great photos from the LiveLighter Harvey Harvest Festival on Sunday where everyone including Bushy Bear, some awesome kids and members of the UDUC Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade (VBFB) looked like they were having a great time. As…

Round 2 open: National Volunteer Week 2018 Celebration Event Grants

Great news! Volunteering WA has announced a second round of National Volunteer Week 2018 Celebration Event Grants – closing 5pm Thursday 29 March 2018. The National Volunteer Week 2018 Celebration Event Grants provides an opportunity for volunteer involving organisations in metropolitan, regional and remote WA to participate in the annual national celebration of Australia’s extraordinary volunteers.…

AVBFB at Northam DOAC

As many of our dedicated volunteer members would know it is the “season” for District Operations Advisory Committee (DOAC) and Regional Operations Advisory Committee (ROAC) meetings around the state. These meetings are defined under the Bush Fires Act and basically allow for neighbouring local governments to get together and share information about recent events and…