Quick Quiz: ESL and Mitigation

Did you know that under the current rules that dictate what can be funded from the Emergency Services Levy (ESL), mitigation is specifically not allowed? There’s been a fair bit of discussion about mitigation and its importance since WA’s recent run of catastrophic bush fires so we thought we would run a quick quiz to…

Special General Meeting Notice

Special General Meeting Notice A Special General Meeting of the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades of Western Australia (AVBFB) will be held on Saturday 5 August 2017 at the Bridgetown Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Headquarters, Les Woodhead Avenue, Bridgetown, commencing at 10:00. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the revocation of the…

Professional word cloud

Are you ‘professional’?

Whenever the word ‘professional’ is used to describe someone who gets paid to do work similar to that of our volunteers, the Association hears about it. Some volunteers say they don’t mind at all. But others suggest calling one group of people “professional” naturally infers that the others are “unprofessional” and an alternative word should…