WA & Fed Gov: WA jets into the future with new emergency mapping capability

New Learjet with Linescanner camera will map large-scale emergencies such as bushfires and floods Travels at 700kmh to reach the farthest regions of the State in just three hours Initial 90-day contract represents $750,000 investment in emergency mapping technology Western Australia’s aerial firefighting fleet now includes a Learjet, which can travel the length of the…

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WA Gov’t: Western Australia’s aerial fleet capacity significantly enhanced

New Dauphin helicopter to provide an almost year-round service State’s Special Operations Response capabilities continue to be improved New mapping technology expected to be online in the new year Western Australia’s aerial firefighting fleet can fly further and for a much longer period than ever before, thanks to a new aircraft set to be equipped…

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…

Wallcliffe Volunteer Fire Brigade say fuel loads near Prevelly and Gnarabup are at a similar level to 2011, before the devastating bushfire that destroyed 39 homes.Picture: Picture: Sean Blocksidge/Wallcliffe Volunteer Fire Brigade, Sean Blocksidge/Wallcliffe Volunteer Fire Brigade.

AMR Times: Fuel load alert issued

Residents in coastal areas have been warned about complacency as fuel loads return to levels seen before the devastating 2011 Margaret River bushfires. Wallcliffe Volunteer Bushfire Brigade has urged all residents, especially in the coastal areas from Wilderness to Prevelly and Gnarabup, to implement bushfire plans and clear dead wood from around homes. “A quick…

WA Gov’t: Spring prescribed burning underway

Prescribed burning is essential for reducing the build-up of flammable vegetation and ground fuels Parks and Wildlife Service staff will utilise suitable weather conditions to safely undertake prescribed burns Prescribed burning is now underway in areas surrounding Perth and across the south-west of the State to protect communities from devastating summer bushfires. The Parks and…

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…

WA Gov’t: Volunteers and staff praised for Great Southern firefighting efforts

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is pleased to learn that the Minister and senior bureaucrats visited Albany yesterday and have publicly acknowledged the “first-class” response provided by Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade members from across WA and others. Thank you Minister Logan. Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan has praised the efforts of firefighters,…