WA Gov’t: Thank you to our emergency services volunteers

National Volunteer Week starts today Recognises the tremendous efforts of volunteers throughout the State and nation Ninety-nine per cent of emergency services personnel in the regions are volunteers Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan has expressed his gratitude and support for emergency services volunteers and the vital role they play in keeping our communities safe. This…

North Coast Times: Jindalee, Alkimos and Eglinton households face possible doubling of Emergency Services Levy

THE maximum annual Emergency Services Levy (ESL) could double for some north coast households in their next rates notice. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) is reviewing category boundaries for parts of Jindalee, Alkimos and Eglinton following the opening of Butler Fire Station in 2015 and urban expansion. DFES corporate services executive director…

Fire experts can improve safety

  Fire and emergency services are joining forces to teach the community about bushfire preparedness. On Saturday, representatives from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Manjimup Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, bushfire brigades and the Manjimup Shire Council will be in Manjimup’s Coronation Park to speak with people about their property’s safety. People are…

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…

DFES update re: 400MHz Radio Transition Project: Phase 2 Regional Transition

For the interest and information of Members, an update from DFES regarding the 400MHz radio project: The 400MHz project has been conducting engagement workshops across country northern regions with the purpose of ensuring a smooth transition of all UHF (Ultra High Frequency) radio channels & systems within our organisation. Lower South West and Great Southern…

Harvey Emergency Services Centre receives official opening event ahead of summer

Harvey’s emergency services personnel have been given a much-needed boost in time for Summer. The new Harvey Emergency Services Centre will be officially opened on Saturday, October 14 at 12pm. Minister for Emergency Services Fran Logan MLA will be on deck to officially open the Harper Street premises. Shire of Harvey executive manager corporate services Shane Collie…

Photo: AVBFB President Dave Gossage and other Emergency Services leaders at the Volunteering WA 2017 Conference.

Summary of Volunteering WA 2017 Conference

The AVBFB was proud to be represented at the Volunteering WA 2017 Conference recently and thanks to DFES, offer the following summary below: The emergency services were represented with staff and volunteers from: Marine Services SES Strategic Volunteer and Youth Programs SWORD Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades Association Volunteer Marine Rescue Service The conference provided a…

QwN: Volunteer Fuel Card

The following question without notice was asked by the Member for Wagin Terry Waldron and answered by Regional Development Minister Terry Redman in Parliament yesterday: Mr T. WALDRON to the Minister for Regional Development: Can the minister please provide some details about the emergency service volunteer fuel card scheme, which was announced in Boddington in the Wagin…