Join local volunteers, AVBFB Committee and politicians tomorrow in Collie

The volunteer committee of the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) do their best to get out into the regions and engage directly with members and other important stakeholders whenever possible. This weekend, the State Committee will be having a quarterly meeting in Collie and thanks to the wonderful team at the Allanson Volunteer…

National Volunteering Conference 2018

Scholarships to help ES Volunteers attend National Volunteering Conference in Sydney

Regular readers will remember our January 11 article about the Commonwealth Government providing scholarships to help those in regional communities to attend the National Volunteering Conference 2018 in Sydney in June. We received some great news this week from our friends over at Volunteering WA: the Federal Government has now released scholarships specifically to help…

Scholarships Available – Attend the National Volunteering Conference!

Our friends at Volunteering WA recently sent us the information below, announcing that the Department of Social Services (DSS) have funding available for those who would like to attend the 2018 National Volunteering Conference to be held in Sydney in June. If you have some interest, please jump on the site and fill in the…

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2018 Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games: Get Fit, Get excited and Get to Mandurah!

The Australasian Police and Emergency Services (AP&ES) Games, are a biennial event held throughout Australia and New Zealand. The 17th Games will be hosted within the City of Mandurah, Western Australia, between the 28th October and 3rd November 2018. The Games are open to all serving, retired members and registered volunteers of eligible agencies. Eligible…

Scholarships available for women engaged in fire prevention activities

We recently received this correspondence from Women and Leadership Australia and thought it might be useful for some of our incredible women volunteers. Dear Dave, Earlier this year a small pool of scholarship funding was provisioned for women working in the fire prevention sector to undertake a range of leadership development programs. As a result,…

50% discount for BFB volunteers to Australasian Natural Hazards Conference

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM), which is the organiser of the 10th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference (ANHMC10) in Perth, would like to advise all emergency services volunteers that they are eligible for a 50% discount to attend ANHMC10. The discounted price of $225 covers: The Conference: Both days of the two-day conference (31…

Dardanup Central VBFB gets Squirted

The Association has some exciting news and a fantastic opportunity for a community minded sponsor to help spread the word about bush fire readiness and community resiliency – we have stretched our resources to purchase “Squirt” the world’s smallest fire tanker. As you can see in this great shot from his recent visit to Preston…

Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships – Round 2 applications now open

Some may have seen a message on the volunteer portal or email from DFES regarding Round 2 of the Federal Government’s AIDR training scholarships. If so, please be aware that the statement below is not correct: “all applications must be endorsed by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services” Members of the Western Australian Volunteer…