WA Govt: Department restructure to benefit State’s emergency services

Structural changes to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services will enhance focus on emergency risk management Department shifting to greater integration of prevention, preparation, response and recovery functions Office of Emergency Management to move from sub-department to part of new command structure within DFES As part of the review of government services, the Department…

National Volunteering Conference 2018

Scholarships to help ES Volunteers attend National Volunteering Conference in Sydney

Regular readers will remember our January 11 article about the Commonwealth Government providing scholarships to help those in regional communities to attend the National Volunteering Conference 2018 in Sydney in June. We received some great news this week from our friends over at Volunteering WA: the Federal Government has now released scholarships specifically to help…

Joint media statement – Disaster assistance following the tropical low and associated flooding in the Kimberley and East Pilbara

Disaster assistance has been activated in response to the tropical low and associated flooding that affected the Kimberley and East Pilbara in late January 2018. Assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Angus Taylor, who has responsibility for disaster assistance, said…

Applications for the 2018 Western Power grant are now open!

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) in partnership with Western Power invites suitable applicants to apply for the Western Power grants of up to $5,000. Applications are open from 1st February 2018 and close on Friday 30th March 2018. Who can apply: Applications are only open to brigades located in areas linked to…

Apologies for newsletter delay

We just wanted to make a quick note to apologise for the delay in sending this week’s newsletter. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) takes great pride in the fact that our dedicated team has developed WA’s most well-read, respected and reliable news sources in the fire and emergency services sector. In the…

Minister for Volunteering Mick Murray and others congratulate Capel Bush Fire Brigade's John James and Elgin Bush Fire Brigade's John Prowse for 60 years of service.

60 years of service and still giving!

Great to see Minister for Volunteering Hon Mick Murray taking the time to recognise the incredible work Capel Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade member John James and Elgin Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade member John Prowse have contributed to their community over 60 years. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is disappointed we didn’t know…