Association running hard to keep up with government activities

It has been another busy week for the Association’s representatives trying to keep up with the range of activities within government that impact on Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades, including the definition of what is a normal brigade activity. Over the past week, Association representatives have attended meetings to discuss legislation currently before Parliament, further discussions on…

Upper Great Southern DOAC in Narrogin

Last week the Upper Great Southern zone held its District Operational Advisory Committee meeting in Narrogin at the DFES Regional Office. We thank DFES for their hospitality in hosting the meeting. The meeting got through a lot of matters with guidance from the Chair, Wes Baker. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades was represented the…

Volunteer survey closing soon

The national Volunteer Welfare and Efficiency Survey closes on Monday, 29th August. We encourage volunteers to make their views known on a range of issues affecting volunteers including your views on how your brigade functions and the support you get from your local government and DFES. The survey is organised by Volunteers Fire Brigades Victoria…

Bushy Bear a hit at 6PR

Bushy Bear was a hit with staff at 6PR when Association President Dave Gossage was there recently for an extended interview with Adam Shand. Our mascot drew lots of attention and certainly showed his value as a promoter of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades. Pictured with Dave and Bushy Bear are Adam Shand (above) and Chanae…

Association meets Department of Fire and Emergency Services head of training

The Association is well aware of volunteers’ concerns in the training area and is active in representing those concerns to the Department. The Assocition’s Executive Committee recently met with the Department’s head of training, Assistant Commissioner Brad Stringer, Professional Development and Capability Command and Murray Bawden, Chief Superintendent Operations Command, Country North who is filling…