The West: Parliament hears of modern fire truck technology that could leave fireys stranded

The article below was published in The West Australian newspaper today. The original (and paper-based) article was titled “Limp fire truck fears for fireys”. Note: Please also read the AVBFB statement regarding the issue here. Bushfire volunteers fear modern emissions reduction technology that cuts fire trucks’ speed under certain conditions could leave them stranded on…

Harvey Emergency Services Centre receives official opening event ahead of summer

Harvey’s emergency services personnel have been given a much-needed boost in time for Summer. The new Harvey Emergency Services Centre will be officially opened on Saturday, October 14 at 12pm. Minister for Emergency Services Fran Logan MLA will be on deck to officially open the Harper Street premises. Shire of Harvey executive manager corporate services Shane Collie…

Dardanup Central VBFB gets Squirted

The Association has some exciting news and a fantastic opportunity for a community minded sponsor to help spread the word about bush fire readiness and community resiliency – we have stretched our resources to purchase “Squirt” the world’s smallest fire tanker. As you can see in this great shot from his recent visit to Preston…

DFES: Honouring lifesaving efforts and longstanding service

Below is a media statement published by DFES: A ceremony at Government House Ballroom on Tuesday 4 October honoured Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) career firefighters and staff for their dedicated long service, while others were recognised for their outstanding achievements. Firefighter Andrew Strunk was awarded a Certificate of Commendation after his quick…

Diverse: ABC South West underline just how broad and wonderful our VBFS family is

Here’s a fantastic short video that goes to the very heart of who we are and why we do it – community. And we know that community comes in all shapes, sizes, abilities and genders – each with their own special skills that contributes to the invaluable strength and resilience of our Volunteer Bush Fire…