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…