AVBFB appoints first ever full time employee

The association and charity that represents and supports Western Australia’s largest emergency service – the 26,000-strong Volunteer Bush Fire Service – has significantly enhanced its capacity to manage what it says are increasingly complex and challenging policy and stakeholder relationship issues. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) has announced that the currently part-time…

International Firefighters’ Day Memorial Service – Statement by Hon Fran Logan MLA

The following statement was read into Parliament today by Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS’ DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE MR F. LOGAN: On Sunday, 5 May, I attended the International Firefighters’ Day memorial service at the Firefighters’ Memorial Grove in Kings Park. The annual service is coordinated by the Department of Fire and…

DFES: Top emergency services personnel to be honoured

Community members are being called to nominate their personal emergency services hero as part of the annual Fire and Emergency Service Awards. The awards honour the outstanding achievements of volunteers and career firefighters who respond around the clock to fires, floods, cyclones, storms and land and sea search and rescue operations.  Fire and Emergency Services…

Emergency Services minister Fran Logan and Marine Rescue volunteer Daniel Beer with the new VOIP communications equipment at Point Moore Picture: Geoff Vivian The Geraldton Guardian

Geraldton Guardian: VOIP a boost for Geraldton marine rescue group

The Volunteer Marine Rescue service in Geraldton has acquired revolutionary new communications equipment in the form of a voice over internet protocol system used to run life-saving missions. Volunteer Daniel Beard said the new VOIP system allowed volunteers to massively expand their capability by viewing data, videos, maps and graphics on-screen while communicating with multiple…

At the announcement of the decision to build the Western Australian Bushfire Centre of Excellence in the Shire of Murray. Photos: Gareth McKnight/Mandurah Mail

Harvey-Waroona Reporter: Side-step on new bushfire centre collaboration

State Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan has sidestepped an offer from WA’s peak body for volunteer firefighters to set up shop in the recently-announced Bushfire Centre of Excellence. Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades State president Dave Gossage originally welcomed Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement for the $18 million centre in Nambeelup with the hope it…

QwN: Hon Steve Thomas to Hon Stephen Dawson re Bushfire Centre of Excellence

The following Question without Notice was asked by the Hon Dr Steve Thomas and answered today in Parliament by the Environment Minister Hon Stephen Dawson representing the Emergency Services Minister. Hon Dr STEVE THOMAS to the minister representing the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the minister’s now 10-month old announcement from April 2018…

Member for North West Central Vince Catania 2017-

QwN: Vince Catania MLA to Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan re: SES Volunteer Association consultation

For member’s interest, the following question without notice was asked by the Member for North West Central Vince Catania MLA and answered today by Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA: DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES — STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE FORUM Mr V. CATANIA to the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the…

State’s first Aboriginal volunteer emergency services unit officially opened

Below is a media statement published by the Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan. One of WA’s largest Aboriginal communities has become the first to have its own dedicated Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services (VFES) unit New Bidyadanga unit significantly improves response times in surrounding areas including the Great Northern Highway Bidyadanga Fire and Emergency…

AVBFB celebrates Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards (VERA)

Members of the the AVBFB Executive joined Commissioner Darren Klemm, Hon Adele Farina and many other tonight, Friday 9 November in the City of Busselton’s Undalup Room to recognise and celebrate some of the wonderful businesses that support our incredible Volunteer Bush Fire Service Members across the South West and Lower South West. 19 awards…

AVBFB at Mundijong DRFD Briefing

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) President Dave Gossage joined Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan, FES Commissioner Darren Klemm, John Tillman, Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale President and the Federal Labor Member of Parliament when they attended a meeting of around 20 local volunteers in Mundijong recently to provide an overview of the DFES Rural Fire…