Quinns Rocks VBFB Cadet Unit links up and leads the way

We all understand them importance of succession planning. And there’s no doubt cadets bring renewed energy, ideas and invaluable tech savvy people to our service. This week, the Quinns Rocks VBFB Cadet Unit got in touch with the Association and asked us to help them promote their new Facebook page. As our members will already know,…

Statement re: Prescribed Association

The Association made this submission to the Minister for Emergency Services this week in support of it being re-endorsed as the Prescribed Association. The Minister’s Office subsequently asked for clarification regarding the AVBFB’s position on whether or not the Volunteer Advisory Committee (VAC) should report only to the FES Commissioner, the Minister or both. The statement…

Request to DFES to assist with managing claims of bullying

The AVBFB recently wrote to the FES Commissioner explaining that there is a need to create a more systematic process of recording and managing complaints about the intimidation – or bullying – of volunteers and organisations within the unpaid Emergency Services sector. The self-explanatory letter below seeks the support and assistance of DFES in developing…