Update: 5 year service medals

Those who have read our previous updates would already know that the FES Commissioner responded to the Association’s December 2014 letter in last month confirming that he had approved the inclusion of the word “Volunteer” in all future Bush Fire Service branding. We are pleased to report that DFES has confirmed this week that the new…

5 Year Service Medals – update

As we published in this update on 12 February, the Association consulted with volunteers and worked cooperatively with DFES on Bush Fire Service branding, including the design of the 5 year service medals, before making a formal request for change in late December last year. In his February letter, FES Commissioner Wayne Gregson committed to…

VBFS women #MakeItHappen

While many would assume that the emergency services, and in particular fire fighting, is an overwhelmingly male-dominated sector, the fact is that Western Australia’s largest agency – the Volunteer Bush Fire Service – has almost an even split of women to men. The official statistics show that women make up between 30% and 40% of the…