DFES: Call for EOI on new Bushfire Centre of Excellence/DFES clarifies EOI for new Bushfire Centre of Excellence

The following media statement was published by DFES at 10am today. The original title was “Call for EOI on new Bushfire Centre of Excellence” and was later changed to “DFES clarifies EOI for new Bushfire Centre of Excellence” Local Governments in the South West Land Division interested in hosting the new Bushfire Centre of Excellence…

ELA: Report on discrimination, sexual harassment and victimisation in the CFA and MFB to be withheld.

With thanks to the wonderful Michael Eburn from Emergency Law Australia the article below is a useful legal view of a serious and significant precedent that was set in the Victorian Court of Appeals this week. For our members in WA, the relevance isn’t just that the Victorian government felt it was worthy to formally investigate…

AVBFB on the road: South West

Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) President Dave Gossage hit the road again recently to catch up with Local Governments and Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades through the South West and lower South West. Whilst out and about, Dave swung by the Shire of Nannup and found a number of volunteers from different brigades in…

WA Gov’t: Spring prescribed burning underway

Prescribed burning is essential for reducing the build-up of flammable vegetation and ground fuels Parks and Wildlife Service staff will utilise suitable weather conditions to safely undertake prescribed burns Prescribed burning is now underway in areas surrounding Perth and across the south-west of the State to protect communities from devastating summer bushfires. The Parks and…

Local Governments invited to tender for Bushfire Centre of Excellence

The government has sought to mitigate tensions around where its promised Bushfire Centre of Excellence (BCoE) will be built by calling for tenders from Local Governments. Regular readers will know that Shadow Emergency Services Minister Hon Dr Steve Thomas MLC asked this Question Without Notice in Parliament on 17 May regarding how United Firefighters Union State…

BNHCRC: Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2018

With much of southern Australia experiencing a combination of above average temperatures and below average rainfall this year, large parts of the country face above normal bushfire potential over the coming months. The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2018 shows fire potential across New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and southern Western Australia and Queensland. The warmer and…

Mandurah Coastal Times: Dwellingup celebrates fire fighter Bradley Warr’s dedication to future of fire fighting

A DWELLINGUP resident’s dedication to the future of fire fighting was celebrated at an awards ceremony hosted by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Dwellingup Bush Fire Brigade’s Bradley Warr received the Murray Lang Bush Fire Service of WA Award at the Fire and Emergency Services award ceremony, recognising his work with the Dwellingup…