Year 7’s at Aveley Secondary College donate to West Swan VBFB

“Those selfish Gen Z’s!” cursed the grumpy old man who has obviously never met the Year 7 students at Aveley Secondary College. Check out this great Facebook post from our expert team at the West Swan Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade. A fantastic reminder that we all look back through rose-coloured glasses from time to time,…

Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters bound for the USA

As you can see from the Facebook post below and this media statement published by Environment Minister Stephen Dawson yesterday, six employees of the WA State Government are on their way to the USA as part of the 180-strong combined Australian and New Zealand contingent sent to assist with fire control. The Association had a…

AVBFB represented at Rural Volunteer Management Workshop

A “Full House” was declared by the wonderful team at the Wheatbelt Volunteer Hub last week when they hosted a Volunteer Management Workshop in Northam. As well as representatives from Kulin Bush Races,  Voice of the Avon 101.3 FM, Northam Heritage Forum, Toodyay Historical Society, Kulin Visitor Centre and Community Resource Centre, Northam Chamber of Commerce, The York Society, Anglican Parish of…

Kalamunda VBFB illustrate the value of urban fringe bushfire experts

It seems that since the government created a Rural Fire Division that has no particular relationship with rural Western Australia, we have received a fair number of requests from media and Members of Parliament to explain the various services that currently combine to provide the incredible emergency service coverage we enjoy. Some of those asking…

NSW RFS sponsors “Bushfire Building Conference and Forum 2018”

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is proud of its consistent advocacy and support for good ideas that make things better. And here’s one we came across today – the Bushfire Building Conference & Forum 2018, to be hosted by the Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE) in the Blue Mountains and sponsored by the…

Walkaway’s 3.4 enable Wiluna VBFB to undertake structural fire training – and is put to use in real call out

The incredible ladies and gents of the Wiluna Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade have been working their arses off trying to get the tools and training they need to protect their town including structural fire fighting capacity and at least one appliance that is fit for purpose. The Member for North West Central, Vince Catania has…

NFPA: Doing Good in a good way, helping neighboring communities with wildfire safety preparedness

Here’s a wonderful article from our friends at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and is a great reminder that despite the way it is often presented, effective bushfire mitigation involves much more than just planned (prescribed) burning. Even though the government has just raised the Emergency Services Levy (ESL) by around 10% with most…

No “off-season” for Darlington Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade

They say there’s no rest for the wicked, but doing our job of proudly representing the incredible 26,000+ women and men of the State’s largest Emergency Service has taught us something else – the good don’t get much chance to relax either! Footballers and Cricketers might think it’s the “off season” for members of the…

2018 Firefighting Awards finalists have been announced

2018 Firefighting Awards finalists have been announced. The awards honour the achievements of individuals, groups, units or brigades who have gone beyond the call of duty. Congratulations to all the nominees who have been shortlisted as finalists: Team Achievement Award Yallingup Rural VBFB Yallingup Coastal VBFB/VFRS Tom Price VBFB and VFRS Youth Achievement Award Callum…