DFES area officer for Albany Tim Wall hands over the keys to the new fire truck to former Kojonup chief bushfire control officer Tim Johnston. Picture: Shire of KojonupPicture: Shire of Kojonup

New fire truck a welcome addition

Members of the Kojonup Bushfire Advisory Committee received a new Isuzu fire truck last month, after it was found its old fire truck needed mechanical repairs. The new $380,000 fire truck was provided by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services to replace the committee’s existing Kojonup 2.4R fire truck. Kojonup bushfire emergency officer Rob…

Members of CAVFA meeting in Sydney this week

AVBFB at Council of Australian Volunteer Fire Associations meeting

Representatives of the AVBFB were in Sydney over the weekend for a meeting of the Council of Australian Volunteer Fire Associations (CAVFA). CAVFA is a collaboration of eleven volunteer fire brigade associations representing almost every volunteer fire brigade member in Australia. The Council was established to give volunteer fire-fighters a united voice in discussions and negotiations…

Quick Quiz: Conferences

With the WAFES Conference only a week away, we thought we would seek some feedback from our members about conferences and exhibitions in general – and specifically from those who have been to a previous WAFES conference. Please do your best and share this page link with all your volunteer friends and colleagues.

Quick Quiz result: Uniforms

Our very successful Quick Quizzes are continuing to provide some interesting facts and last week’s about uniforms didn’t let us down. The first question – Do you believe it is a good idea for Brigades to have a uniform? (other than PPE) – yielded an overwhelming 89% positive response. Question two showed that more than 70%…

Vale Darrell Wiese

It is with great sadness that the AVBFB farewells another friend of our amazing volunteer bushfire service. Mr Darrell Wiese, former President of the Narrogin Shire Council sadly passed away on 26 August 2017. Darrell was possibly best known in the bush fire community for his work on the Upper Great Southern District Operations Advisory Committee…

DFES: Introducing the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Replacement Project

The following information was distributed by DFES recently: Introducing the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Replacement Project Will replace FCAD with Motorola PremierOne (P1 CAD) – a commercial off the shelf (COTS) product that is proven globally and recently implemented at WA Police Will replace Mobile Data Terminals (MDT’s) in career fire appliances with compatible software and hardware What is…