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…

Shire of Murray

Mandurah Mail: Community events win big in Shire of Murray’s latest funding distribution

A big congratulations to the Coolup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Cadets for attracting $1,200 for uniforms from the Alcoa of Australia/Shire of Murray Community Assistance Partnership Fund. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is sorry we haven’t yet been able to make funding available for uniforms like it is for other services, but are very…

Sawyers Valley VBFB Mighty Austin Facebook 12-03-2018

Check out the Mighty Austin at the Blue Sky Festival on Saturday

The tireless crews from the Sawyers Valley Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Parkerville Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Stoneville Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and Mt Helena Voluntary Bush Fire Brigade will be at the Blue Sky Festival near the Mundaring Sculpture Park speaking with residents and handing out brochures on how to prepare properties and Bush Fire…

Dardanup Central VBFB Facebook 12-03-2018

24 (not 18 as first informed) Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades in Bunbury confirms local network is effective

We know it’s not all clear yet – there are still volunteers and career firefighters working on the fire ground in Bunbury, but we thought we would just give a bit of extra insight into the resources that turned out over the weekend to bring the Bunbury bush fire under control. Everyone agrees that in…

Mt Helena VBFB tug of war shield Facebook 11-03-2018

Mt Helena makes it three in a row at Shire of Mundaring annual ESV thank you dinner

Working in WA’s largest emergency service – the WA Volunteer Bush Fire Service (VBFS) – is not only making an invaluable contribution to protecting our State, it’s also incredibly rewarding. No, obviously not financially rewarding because volunteering isn’t about that. Our incredible 26,000 women and men who give up their time, expertise and often, income,…

Walkaway VBFB better equipped thanks to Western Power grant

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is so proud to represent the amazing members of the Volunteer Bush Fire Service, but even more proud to have been able to negotiate and facilitate the Western Power grants scheme for the past few years. And here’s an example of what that effort actually delivers “on…

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…

Last call – Nominations for WA Volunteer of the Year Awards close today!

Last call – nominations close today! Do you know a special individual or organisation that is worthy of being recognised for their outstanding contribution to volunteering? Volunteering WA invites you to visit https://awards.volunteeringwa.org.au to nominate now for the WA Volunteer of the Year Award to be held in May. Nominations are made entirely online via…

PetaSattler-CoolupVBFB-IWD2018

Our International Women’s Day message to the amazing women in our Service and those who support others who are

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is immensely proud to represent every one of the 26,000 women and men who routinely leave their families to protect others. And today, on International Women’s Day 2018, we’re especially thankful to all the incredible mums, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, aunties, nieces, girlfriends and wives who either volunteer…

Submissions now open for 2018 Resilient Australia Awards

Awards celebrate initiatives that build resilience, make communities safer and better prepared for natural hazards or emergencies City of Mandurah, last year’s national winner Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan is encouraging Western Australian businesses, community groups, government agencies, schools and individuals to take part in the 2018 Resilient Australia Awards. The awards, which began in…