AVBFB on “binding the crown”

720ABC radio’s Geoff Hutchison interviewed Mundaring Bushfire Controller Rod Eyre and Association Vice President Dave Gossage this morning regarding the need to “Bind the Crown” in future legislation making it compulsory for all levels of government to share responsibility for mitigation of bushfire risk all over the State. Here’s the audio of that interview for those…

AVBFB welcomes Sky Crane team

AVBFB Vice President Dave Gossage took time out this morning to meet with the 2014 Sky Crane team, welcoming them back to Western Australia. Whilst aerial support is always welcome, the pilots themselves acknowledged that they only part of the team required and without fire fighters on the ground, fires would continue to grow. On behalf of…

What a jolly fool!

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades has dismissed public comments attributed to United Firefighters Union WA secretary Kevin Jolly in this news article yesterday as unnecessary, unhelpful and foolish. Reluctant to give the daft comments any more publicity, AVBFB Executive Officer Darren Brown said Mr Jolly’s suggestion that DFES should create safety policies that apply…

Vale Les James

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades offers its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and community colleagues of Les James on news of his tragic passing. Mr James will be remembered for the enormous contribution he made to his local community in many roles including the Lieutenant of the Sussex Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade…