ABC: Bushfire threat now a year-round situation in Australia, expert warns

One of the country’s leading bushfire experts warns Australia needs to prepare for the threat of year-round bushfires. Drought is crippling New South Wales and large parts of Queensland, setting the stage for a bad fire season in Australia with blazes already burning large tracts of land in recent weeks. Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research…

Harvey-Waroona Reporter: New DVD a tool for fire safety

Testimonies from residents who went through the 2016 Waroona-Yarloop Bushfires stirred hearts at the launch of Harvey Shire Council’s bushfire preparedness DVD on Thursday, which aims to prepare other communities. Councillors, shire staff, emergency services representatives and residents interviewed for the DVD, attended the launch of Importance of Preparedness: Lessons Learnt 2016 January Bushfires at the former…

Notice of AVBFB AGM

Notice is hereby given of the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB). The AGM will not be held on a Saturday as is typically the case this year because the weekday AFAC Conference has replaced the usual weekend WAFES volunteer conference. Despite it being scheduled for Thursday, it…

Mr Alan Daw AFSM retires

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) State President Dave Gossage and Committee representative Rob Lynn joined work colleagues of Mr Alan Daw this week who independently paid for a small celebration to farewell him into retirement. Alan retired from his role just three weeks short of 33 years of service during which he…

QoN: Terry Redman to Minister for Environment re Enhanced Prescribed Burning Program

The following Question on Notice was asked by the Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman MLA and answered in Parliament today by the Member for Baldivis Reece Whitby representing the Minister for Environment Hon Stephen Dawson MLC Mr D.T. Redman to the minister representing the Minister for Environment; Disability Services: I refer to the Royalties for Regions…