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 Andrew Harrison

On behalf of the tens of thousands of Western Australian Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade members, the Association sends its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Andrew Harrison, the CFS volunteer who suffered severe burns and later passed away while protecting his local community in South Australia on Friday. Below is an article from…

Volunteer firefighters urged to be patient and engaged with Local Government reform

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) has urged members in local government areas where boundaries will change to ensure they stay in close contact with their respective local governments as the process progresses. AVBFB President Terry Hunter said boundary changes unveiled today by the State Government are likely to have significant impact on…

#WAFES conference – sharing the experience

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades welcomes all delegates and colleagues to the 2014 WA Fire and Emergency Services conference which opens today at the Perth Convention Centre. The conference not showcases the incredible work, diversity and expertise of WA’s 30,000 or so emergency service volunteers, but also provides invaluable opportunities for learning and…

AVBFB seeks apology from Police

After receiving a number of calls and emails from aggrieved volunteers across the state, the Association representing 26,000 volunteer fire fighters has today formally sought an apology from the Western Australian Police. The request was made after a Senior Constable was quoted in the media saying the following in regard to charges being laid against…