Hon Mick Murray, Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation 2017-

WA Gov’t: Thank a Volunteer Day grants to honour community heroes

State Government’s Thank a Volunteer Day grants program open Local governments and community organisations encouraged to apply by June 21 Applications are now open for the McGowan Government’s Thank a Volunteer Day Celebration Grants program, which supports communities to celebrate volunteers in their local area. Up to $1,000 is available for organisations to deliver a…

Fuel card rollout for regional volunteers

The State Government announced its Fuel Card for ES Volunteers scheme today. Below is the unedited media statement from Ministers Francis and Redman ​New State Government initiative to support volunteers $7.6 million for Regional Emergency Service Volunteer Fuel Card Scheme Made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program Emergency services volunteers will be…

Media Statement – Volunteer Bush Fire Service welcomes report of Auditor General

Media Statement – Volunteer Bush Fire Service welcomes report of Auditor General The Association representing 77% of WA’s emergency service personnel has welcomed today’s report from the Auditor General into the Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ (DFES) Support and Preparedness of Fire and Emergency Services Volunteers. AVBFB Executive Officer Darren Brown said that on first…

VAC/Prescribed Association update

Just a quick update for those who have been following the AVBFB’s attempts to establish a Volunteer Advisory Committee (VAC) under conditions that are agreeable to both the government and those nominated by their respective DOAC’s to represent their region on a VAC. In short, the AVBFB has not yet had confirmation of whether it…

Letter to FES Commissioner re comments in Parliament

The following self-explanatory letter was sent to FES Commissioner Wayne Gregson yesterday morning.   Wayne Gregson Commissioner Department of Fire and Emergency Services By email Dear Commissioner COMMENTS MADE DURING LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ESTIMATES HEARING I write with some reluctance to express the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades’ (AVBFB) disappointment in comments you made during…

Response from Minister Simpson re Unified Local Government Volunteer recruitment Centre

Below is the letter we received from the Hon Tony Simpson, Minister for Local Government and Volunteering, in response to the AVBFB’s request to collaborate with Government to create a unified Emergency Services Volunteer recruitment centre. The Hon Tony Simpson MLA Minister for Local Government; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Youth   Mr Darren Brown…

Save the date: 28/08/15 – SWLGEMA Emergency Management Conference

Below is a self-explanatory email from Chris Widmer from the Bunbury Community Safety and Emergency Management team promoting the upcoming SWLGEMA Conference. The Aim of this year’s Conference is: To provide a collaborative working relationship between local governments, to enable them to meet risk management expectations to achieve safer communities. Hello All, 2015 – South West Local Government Emergency…