SJ Examiner – Heroes among us

The Jarrahdale Volunteer Bushfire Brigade will this month commemorate 30 years of serving the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale by holding a celebration for the community at the station. The brigade traces its origins back to a public meeting held at the Jarrahdale Tavern on the night of October 28, 1987 where attendees highlighted significant concerns…

Government review of Fire and Emergency Management DFES General Circular No: 91/2017

After seeking permission from FES Commissioner Wayne Gregson, we have published the text of a DFES circular below dated 4 August because we believe it is relevant to our Members and other stakeholders. The AVBFB is very appreciative of the care and attention Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan and his McGowan Government colleagues are…

QwN: Bushfire Mitigation Summit

The following question without notice and supplementary question were asked by the Hon Terry Redman and answered by the Hon Fran Logan, Minister for Emergency Services in the Legislative Assembly yesterday: Mr D.T. REDMAN to the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the minister’s exclusive invite-only bushfire summit last Friday where he said there…

Fire truck pulled from City fleet

  The City of Albany has been forced to remove one of its heavy-duty trucks from its fleet indefinitely after the findings of the coronial inquest into the death of firefighter Wendy Bearfoot revealed the truck “disturbingly” had still not been fully upgraded or replaced five years on. Coroner Sarah Linton found a combination of…

Prescribed burning result a good start, but a lot of catch up required

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) has today congratulated the government for both achieving the best prescribed burning results in 29 years and perhaps more importantly, giving the issue Ministerial attention. AVBFB President Dave Gossage said today’s media statement released by Environment Minister Stephen Dawson was very positive, but it also highlights just…

QwN: Are you ready campaign

The following Question without Notice was asked by Member for Vasse Libby Mettam and answered in Parliament by Emergency Services Minister Hon Joe Francis last week: Ms L. METTAM to the Minister for Emergency Services: I note that over the weekend the minister launched the “Are You Bushfire Ready?” campaign. Can he please tell the house…