Association responds to misguided attack over Ferguson Inquiry recommendation for independent Rural Fire Service

Association responds to misguided attack over Ferguson Inquiry recommendation for independent Rural Fire Service   The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades has been a strong supporter of the Ferguson Inquiry’s recommendation for the establishment of an independent Rural Fire Service. As part of our supporting efforts, we have taken the trouble to correct some…

Learn how to handle Large Animal rescues

Learn how to handle Large Animal rescues   The Horse Council of WA, in conjunction with the SES Mounted Section and the Office of Emergency Management, are sponsoring a two day Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Masterclass to be held on 1-2 May. Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) offers training for emergency response services,…

Consultants invited to tender for task to help VBFBs and the Association

The Bush Fire Brigade Volunteers are the cornerstone of country/urban and rural fire management and emergency response in Western Australia. Western Australia is privileged to have approximately 26,000 volunteer Bush Fire Fighters who are based at over 560 Local Government Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades throughout the state. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades of…

Association meets Minister Fran Logan

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades was pleased to be invited to meet the new Emergency Services Minister, Hon Fran (Francis) Logan this week. Representing the Association at the meeting were President Dave Gossage AFSM, CEO Tony Papafilis and Glenn Dewhurst. The Minister’s Chief of Staff Tom Palmer and Policy Advisor Barry Winmar were…