AVBFB well supported at Liquor Industry Awards

Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) President Dave Gossage and Secretary/Treasurer Lorraine Webster attended the 24th Liquor Industry Awards at Crown Perth last night. The AVBFB were there as guests of the powerful Liquor Stores Association of WA (LSAWA) who selected the association as its nominated charity for this year. As well as the…

AVBFB provides DRFD update in Bunbury (with a very special guest)

AVBFB President Dave Gossage and Bunbury VBFB Captain Terri Kowal (front) presenting the briefing on the DFES RFD and other news to around 50 south west volunteers including AVBFB Secretary/Treasurer Lorraine Webster (in the Gold Bush Fire Service shirt at the back).Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) President Dave Gossage, Secretary/Treasurer Lorraine Webster and…

Thank you to all who attended and helped at AFAC – we punched above our weight again!

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) sincerely thanks the hundreds of volunteers who took time off work and away from their families to attend the 2018 AFAC Conference in Perth last week. The Committee of the AVBFB (and all other associations) worked very hard with DFES staff for months to ensure volunteers were…

Information session on the DRFD hosted by Bunbury VBFB

The Association of Volunteer Bushfire Brigades (AVBFB) will be provide information on the DFES Rural Fire Division (DRFD) and what it means for Volunteer Bushfire Brigades as well as updates on big changes coming in training, structure and more. All volunteers from Bushfire Brigades in the Southwest are invited to attend. If you have questions,…

Letter to the Editor: Native orchids under burn threat

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) considers it unfortunate that the unknown author of the Letter to the Editor published in today’s West Australian newspaper below appears to have had dual purposes in writing to the newspaper. On face value, the correspondent seems to be arguing against a planned fuel reduction burn at…

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…